Wrongful death lawsuit involving Roanoke City Sheriff’s Office employees may be headed towards settlement

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ROANOKE, Va. (WFXR) — A wrongful death lawsuit involving several employees of the Roanoke City Sheriff’s Office, as well as a psychiatrist employed by the Roanoke City Jail, may be headed towards settlement.

The lawsuit was filed following the in-custody death of 22-year-old Clifton Harper in 2015. Harper was incarcerated at the Roanoke City Jail when he was found hanging from his cell in December of that year.

Now, the administrator of Harper’s estate has filed a motion asking the court to approve a settlement in the case. A hearing in regards to the settlement has been scheduled for Nov. 9.

WFXR News reached out to attorneys in the case, but did not hear back.

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