SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The brother of a Santa Cruz man who died while being held in the Santa Fe County jail has filed a wrongful death lawsuit.
The Santa Fe New Mexican reports [auth] (http://bit.ly/11F8aOX ) the lawsuit stems from the April 2011 death of 37-old-year Bobby Baros Jr. who had been arrested on a number of charges, including aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.
According to the complaint, Baros initially was held in the Espanola jail but he was taken to Presbyterian Espanola Hospital where medical staff determined he was undergoing withdrawal from polysubstance abuse.
The complaint says Baros was later transferred to the Santa Fe County jail but didn’t receive medication for his opiate withdrawal.
A Santa Fe County spokeswoman says the county doesn’t comment on pending litigation.