From NBC News:
The Sabbie family’s life was upended when Michael died inside the Bi-State jail, located on the Texas-Arkansas border, in July 2015. He repeated the same phrase nearly two dozen times to correction officers. “I can’t breathe.”
…His family filed on Wednesday a federal civil rights complaint. It alleges that a series of failures inside the jail “forc[ed Sabbie] to endure extreme and needless pain and suffering, and causing death.”
The lawsuit calls out several parties including LaSalle — the company that runs the private jail — and several guards who allegedly ignored the inmate’s medical problems, reports The Huffington Post.