Brown v. Callahan, No. 09-10843 - U.S. Fifth Circuit
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Brown v. Callahan, No. 09-10843

In Brown v. Callahan, No. 09-10843, an action by a decedent's estate against a sheriff for failure to train and supervise the jail's medical employees and for maintaining an unconstitutional policy of deliberate indifference to detainees' serious medical needs, the court reversed the denial of summary judgment to defendant-sheriff, holding that there was insufficient evidence of deliberate indifference or objective unreasonableness.

As the court wrote:  "Jason Brown died tragically while detained in the Wichita County Jail.
His estate sued Sheriff Thomas Callahan for failure to train and supervise the jail's medical employees and for maintaining an unconstitutional policy of deliberate indifference to detainees' serious medical needs. The district court denied Sheriff Callahan's motion for summary judgment based on qualified immunity, and he appeals. Because there is insufficient evidence of deliberate indifference or objective unreasonableness by the Sheriff, we reverse."

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