Jail Inmate FIles Lawsuit Against  EPC sheriff and deputies

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A former county jail inmate claims that the county ignores his medical conditions. It resulted in the loss of ten toes and part of his left foot. The inmate filed the lawsuit in federal court on Monday in Denver, against Sheriff Bill Elder and other El Paso County deputies.

Christopher Spencer alleges in the lawsuit that he is likely to experience pain for his entire life because of the county’s deliberate indifference to his serious and obvious medical needs.

The lawsuit states that Spencer was shot when he tried to rob some person in Colorado Springs in January 2013. He was taken to Memorial Hospital where he nearly died.  Then in February 2013, he was charged with conspiracy to commit aggravated robbery and was taken to  the medical unit of the El Paso County Criminal Justice Center.

Spencer’s blood circulation was deteriorating and his feet started to swell, the lawsuit stated. His toes became multicolored and began to fester with sores. He alleged that no one would provide proper or reasonable medical care for it. He also claimed that he did not receive appropriate medical care till he was bailed out by his family friends in April 2013. After two weeks he lost all his ten toes and also a part of his left foot because of the severe gangrene.

Spencer is asking for compensatory and punitive damages.

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