DEBTOR’S PRISON -Man Jailed for Unpaid Traffic Ticket Suffers ‘Excruciating’ Death in Cell: Lawsuit
The family of David Stojcevski, a 32-year-old man from Roseville, Michigan, who died in the Macomb County Jail last June after being arrested for failing to pay a $772 traffic ticket, has filed suit against the county for his wrongful death.
The suit claims deputies looked on via a 24-hour camera mounted in Stojcevski’s cell as he withered away for 17 days, having been denied the medications he’d been prescribed (and was taking prior to his incarceration) to manage his drug withdrawal.
According to the suit, medical officers at the jail were informed Stojcevski required Xanax, Klonopin and Oxycodone when they booked him, yet never provided them to him, even after he was found “twitching on the floor” and pleading “for necessary medical care and treatment.”
While the family filed the suit in March, the case only came to light this week after WDIV obtained video of Stojcevski’s last moments.
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