Potential Multi-Million Dollar Settlement In Jail Death Disrupted By Protesters
Phoenix, Arizona (CNN) - Protesters against Maricopa County, Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio are being blamed for delaying a multi-million dollar settlement in the death of a jail inmate. Led by a man posing as "King Arpaio," the group crashed a Maricopa County Board of Supervisors meeting Wednesday. Protesters want the county board to condemn the sheriff and jail operations for its botched sex-crime investigations, which has nothing to do with the settlement vote.
The board was set to approve a more than three-million-dollar settlement for the family of Deborah Braillard.
She died in 2005 after the sheriff's office allegedly denied her diabetes medication for several days.
"No family should have to wait for ten years for justice, especially when they're tortured and don't get insulin in the jails and that's what happened to this Braillard family." The board chairman ended up shutting down the meeting after the protest got out of hand.
There were no arrests.