Dehydration Lawsuit at David Clarke’s Milwaukee Jail Settles for $6.75 Million

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Sheriff of Milwaukee County Wisconsin, David Clarke Jr. addresses the Republican National Convention at the Quicken Arena in Cleveland, Ohio. (Mark Reinstein /

The family of a man who died of dehydration in a Milwaukee city-run jail will receive a $6.75 million settlement from a 2017 lawsuit.

The attorneys for Terrill Thomas, a man who died of dehydration in Milwaukee County Jail in Wisconsin in 2016, told the Associated Press that this is one of the largest settlements in the history of the state.

“The size of the settlement I believe reflected the tremendous pain and suffering that Mr. Thomas endured for days,” James End, one of the attorneys representing Thomas’ family, told the AP.

Thomas was arrested in April 2016 after running into Potawatomi Hotel & Casino in Milwaukee and ordering people to “get out” before firing a gun and stuffing poker chips into his pocket….

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