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Family Files Lawsuit Against LaRue County Detention Center Staff In 2022 Inmate Death

A federal lawsuit has been filed against LaRue County Detention Center staff after the 2022 death of a man in custody. According to court documents, Dalton Ray Milby was originally arrested on October 18, 2021 for Menacing. On October 19, he pled guilty and received probation and was ordered to enroll in an inpatient long term facility to be monitored. In December 2021, Milby was arrested for violating his probation. Milby died while at the LaRue County Detention Center on February 12, 2022. According to the lawsuit, Milby’s family claims employees of the LaRue County Detention Center did not properly supervise Milby who had informed staff he had recently attempted to commit suicide. The suit also alleges he made statements that demonstrated he was in psychological distress. The lawsuit claims that policies and procedures in place at the detention center along with federal and state regulations to prevent inmates from harming themselves were ignored, leading to Milby’s death. The lawsuit also alleges that Milby was assaulted and taunted and that staff missed opportunities to save his life. No further information is available at this time. 

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