Back in 2009, Milwaukee County jail guard James Howard sexually assaulted an inmate. A state court convicted Mr. Howard of two counts of sexually assaulting an inmate. The inmate then sued Mr. Howard in federal court, claiming that he violated her constitutional rights. The inmate also sued Milwaukee County, alleging that the Milwaukee County Sheriff’s Office failed to protect her from Mr. Howard. Following a trial, the jury found that Mr. Howard violated the inmate’s constitutional rights and awarded her $1.1 million. The jury did not, however, find Milwaukee County liable for Mr. Howard’s conduct.
The civil rights lawyers of Samster, Konkel & Safran, S.C. have extensive experience in assisting clients who have suffered constitutional rights violations. We help our clients recover for personal injuries, psychological injuries, pain and suffering and lost wages.
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