(Reuters) – A civil liberties group filed a lawsuit on Wednesday accusing a New York county of poor oversight of a local jail where five inmates have committed suicide since 2010.
The New York Civil Liberties Union filed its suit in state Supreme Court against Nassau County, on Long Island, in light of the recent death of Iraq war veteran Bartholomew Ryan.
Ryan, 32, hung himself in February shortly after being jailed on a drunk driving charge, according to the lawsuit.
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