Lawsuit Alleges Sacramento Deputies Encouraged Attack Against Gay Inmate
According to the complaint, the deputies told men assigned to the same cell as Clifton Donald Harris that they would get better accommodations at the jail if they attacked him.
Sacramento Deputies Encouraged Beating That Left Inmate With Brain Damage, Lawsuit Alleges
According to the complaint, the county and its deputies knowingly put [Clifton] Harris in harm’s way because they knew of his “status as a gay man and the animus that others felt toward” gay people. The beating “was the predictable and intended result” of deputies placing him in the same cell as the unidentified inmate who attacked him in hopes of getting better jail accommodations, it says. (Hubert and Smith, 8/27)