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Denver City Council Approves $695,000 Settlement Over Inmate Death

DENVER (CBS4) – The Denver City Council on Monday night approved a $695,000 settlement with the family of an inmate who committed suicide.

Shawn Vigil, 23, was behind bars on sexual assault charges in 2005. He was deaf and placed in a special unit where he hung himself.

Vigil’s family filed a lawsuit saying he was never provided with a sign language interpreter and no one knew he could only read at a second grade level.


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