Monday, July 29, 2019

Jerry Lawler to Sue Tennessee Sheriff Over The Death Of His Son Brian Christopher

Jerry Lawler Files Wrongful Death Lawsuit Over The Death Of His Son Brian Christopher
Jerry "The King" Lawler has field a wrongful death lawsuit against Hardeman County, Tennessee over the death of his son, former WWE Tag Team Champions Brian Christopher Lawler.

The lawsuit was filed on Friday, according to WMC Action News in Memphis. Lawler is seeking damages for what he alleges were "numerous failures of the county and its employees that resulted in the wrongful death of his son." He also wants Sheriff John Doolen to make changes at the Hardeman County Jail to protect inmates from future harm.

Brian was found hanging in his jail cell on July 29, 2018. He was 46 years old. His official cause of death was ruled a suicide, but the family disputes this.

Lawler's attorney claims that Brian - who suffered from depression and had previously tried to take his own life while in custody of law enforcement officials back in 2013 and 2015 - was not protected from himself, especially after he was attacked by another inmate. The suit argues that apart from not giving Brian any support for his substance abuse, they also did not provide Brian any medical help for his injuries, while placing him in solitary confinement with both his shoes and shoelaces, which he used to commit suicide by hanging himself from two bolts on the wall.

The lawyer adds that the family has filed a lawsuit in the hopes of holding officials accountable -- and any money they are awarded will go toward supporting Brian's son. He also wants an apology from the Sheriff's Dept. and changes to be made at the jail so tragedies like this don't happen again. Lawler also said that he met with the Sheriff while Brian was in custody, explaining to the official that his son needed help for alcohol and drugs which they promised they would give him treatment for. The King says that is why he did not pay any money to bail Brian out, assuming he was better off in custody getting the help he needed.

Lawler is set to host a press conference with his lawyer Jeffrey Rosenblum this afternoon.

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