Attorneys to file Civil suit against the State on behalf of family of deceased inmate Sherlon Brown

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Attorneys to file Civil suit against the State on behalf of family of deceased inmate Sherlon Brown

Attorneys representing deceased inmate Sherlon Brown said yesterday that they will be filing a civil lawsuit against the State, after his autopsy revealed that he died from multiple blunt force trauma to the head and body, which was inflicted during a fracas at the Port-of-Spain Prison last week.

Siddiq Manzano, one of three attorneys who represented four of the six inmates involved in last Tuesday’s fracas, said they are not too confident the criminal proceedings will bring justice for the family.
Manzano, along with Alexia Romero and Lemuel Murphy, are seeking the interests of the inmates who suffered broken limbs during a fracas with prison officers at the facility last week.

Pathologist Dr Hughvon Des Vignes was hired by the relatives of Brown to witness the autopsy at the Forensic Science Centre, St James. Initial indication is that Brown died as a result of blunt force injuries to the head.
Brown’s autopsy was also witnessed by a prison officer and a police officer assigned to the Homicide Bureau. It also found that he suffered multiple blunt force trauma with several defensive wounds and patterned injuries.