Sheriff Bradshaw sued for jailing teen suspects in solitary
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) —
A Florida sheriff is being sued by three juvenile suspects who say they were unjustly jailed in solitary confinement while awaiting trial as adults.
The Human Rights Defense Center filed suit Thursday in federal court against Palm Beach County Sheriff Ric Bradshaw on behalf of the juveniles.
The lawsuit alleges the juveniles' civil rights are being violated as they were kept in isolation for 20 days to seven months without a hearing or recourse. The suit says they were only allowed out of their cells for one hour a few days a week.
The Palm Beach County school district is also named in the suit, which says the three did not receive educational opportunities as required by law.
CBS12 reached out to the sheriff's office and school district for comment.
"As a general policy the Sheriff's Office does not comment on pending litigation," wrote PBSO spokeswoman Teri Barbera.