Deal reached by county in jail death in western Michigan | State News

MUSKEGON, me. (AP) – The family of a man who died in a western Michigan prison reached a settlement with Muskegon County, a mediator said.

Daniel Ryan made the disclosure on Friday in a document filed in federal court in Kalamazoo. No financial details were disclosed.

Paul Bulthouse, 39, died in county jail in 2019 after having at least 22 seizures within 5 1/2 hours. He was arrested for a parole violation and was detained for about two weeks.

The attorney general’s office has filed involuntary manslaughter lawsuits against four prison officers and a nurse who are alleged to have deliberately disobeyed their duties.

Bulthouse’s family sued the county, the sheriff, and other officials.

The settlement does not include any other person named in the lawsuit, including healthcare workers.

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