Thursday, July 21, 2005

Expert witnesses named in Alvarez lawsuit

Lawyers for former Newton County prisoner Oscar Alvarez earlier this month filed the names of three expert witnesses for Alvarez' lawsuit against the Sheriff's Department.
The three are all listed as "treating physicians" for Alvarez, according to the documents, which were filed in U. S. District Court for the Western District of Missouri.
Named were: Dr. Juan Jose Fernandez Salinas, Dr. Jamie Flores Gonzalez, and Dr. Nunez Lara.
Alvarez claims former jailers Adam Babbitt and Shane Smith left his cell door unlocked and allowed other prisoners to enter his cell and beat him up. In their response, county officials say they didn't do that and that doing something like that would be a violation of county policy.

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