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Prison killing

RICHMOND, Va. — The Fourth Circuit ruled against the father of a prison officer who was brutally killed by an inmate. The father claimed the actions of North Carolina Department of Public Safety officials — including an alleged failure to address the prisoner’s warning that he had homicidal thoughts and needed help with his mental health — amounted to a state-created danger that led to his daughter’s death. The appeals court ruled the case “involves tragic circumstances, but it does not involve a due process violation.”

Read the opinion here.

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