Judge: Inmate’s Tainted Water Case Fails To Establish Liability Against Officials
(August 19, 2015, 1:10 PM EDT) -- DETROIT — A federal judge in Michigan on Aug. 18 dismissed an inmate’s civil rights claim related to allegations that he was forced to drink water contaminated with toxic chemicals on grounds that he had not established liability on the part of the prison officials named as defendants (Kenneth Williams v. Thomas Birkett, No. 14-12755, E.D. Mich.; 2015 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 108370).
(Opinion available. Document #15-150901-001Z.)
Kenneth Williams, an inmate at the Macomb Correctional Facility, sued Thomas Birkett, an employee with the Michigan Department of...