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Expert’s Opinion On Lack Of Suicide Prevention Policy Backed By Evidence, Federal Judge Says

(August 17, 2016, 11:45 AM EDT) -- ST. LOUIS — An expert provided sufficient documentation to support his opinion that the St. Louis County, Mo., Justice Department failed to develop and implement an effective suicide prevention policy and effective suicide prevention training and supervision program for correctional officers prior to an inmate’s suicide, a Missouri federal judge ruled Aug. 15 (A.H., et al. v. St. Louis County, Mo., et al., No. 14-2069, E.D. Mo.; 2016 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 107487).

(Memorandum and order available. Document #30-160909-007Z.)

In February 2013, Jereme M. Hartwig was incarcerated...
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