A $525,000 settlement has been reached in a wrongful death lawsuit filed against New York City by the family of a Rikers Island inmate who died in 2009.
The New York City Medical Examiner’s Office determined that Rikers Island inmate Clarence Mobley’s death was a homicide. Mobley was found dead in his cell at the Anna M. Kross Center on May 3, 2009. According to court documents, the lawsuit claims that the guards failed to provide Mobley immediate medical attention after he was subdued by three officers.
Attorney Rudy Velez, who represents the Mobley family, told reporters the settlement was finalized earlier this month in Bronx County Surrogate’s Court.
The New York City District Attorney’s office says no criminal charges have been filed against the correction officers named in the lawsuit.
Mobley had been arrested on attempted burglary charges.
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