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Agster v. Maricopa County.

U.S. Appeals Court

RESTRAINING CHAIR

Agster v. Maricopa County, 406 F.3d 1091 (9th Cir. 2005). The parents and the representative of the estate of an inmate who died in jail brought an action against the county in state court. The case was removed to federal court, where the county was ordered to produce a mortality review report that was conducted by a private health provider. The county appealed the district court decision. The appeals court upheld the district court order. The appeals court held that no protected privilege of peer review protected the mortality review. The inmate had been arrested and taken to a county jail where he was placed in a restraint chair. His respiration decreased and he developed an irregular heartbeat. Attempts were made to resuscitate him and he was transported to a hospital where he was placed on life support. He was pronounced dead three days later. (Maricopa County Sheriff's Office, Arizona)
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Title Annotation:USE OF FORCE
Publication:Corrections Caselaw Quarterly
Article Type:Brief Article
Geographic Code:1USA
Date:Aug 1, 2005
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