County settles suit with family of dead inmate

The family of a man who died after being held at the Johnson County jail will be paid $750,000 as a settlement in the wrongful death lawsuit filed against the county.

The county is responsible for paying $100,000 of that amount to the family of Darian Mack, who died April 25, 2011, with the rest being paid for by the county’s liability insurance policy, attorney Bill Barrett said.

Mack, who was 37, was an inmate at the Johnson County jail where he began sweating, shaking, vomiting and falling. He was taken to an Indianapolis hospital and died shortly after arriving. An autopsy determined the cause of a death was a ruptured spleen caused by some sort of trauma.

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