A family attorney in Georgia says a man died at a county jail after being “eaten alive by insects and bed bugs.”
According to attorney Michael D. Harper, LaShawn Thompson was at the Fulton County Jail for three months before he was found dead in a jail cell.
“What Mr. Thompson was housed in was not fit for a diseased animal,” Harper said. “He did not deserve this.”
Thompson was arrested on a misdemeanor battery charge in Atlanta in June 2022. He was taken to the Fulton County Jail and placed in the psychiatric wing after officials determined he had mental issues.
Thompson’s family said they obtained records that stated detention officers and medical staff noticed his health deteriorating but did nothing to administer aid to him or help him.