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Fri Feb 19, 2016, 03:52 PM

Sheriff Faces Misdemeanor After Dying Inmate Didn't Get Care

Source: Associated Press

Sheriff Faces Misdemeanor After Dying Inmate Didn't Get Care

By JAMES MACPHERSON, ASSOCIATED PRESS
BISMARCK, N.D. Feb 19, 2016, 3:28 PM ET

A sheriff in a county on the edge of western North Dakota's oil patch faces misdemeanor charges in the death of a county jail inmate after allegedly refusing to get him medical attention due to "dollars and cents," court records show.

Ward County Sheriff Steven Kukowski was charged Thursday with refusing to perform a public duty and two counts of reckless endangerment. He's accused of maintaining an inmate population of 150 percent above suggested capacity of the jail and employing jail staff that lacked adequate training.

Capt. Michael Nason, who retired last month, also was charged with reckless endangerment for allegedly failing to seek medical attention for the inmate.

Kukowski's attorney, Bruce Quick of Fargo, said the jail suffered from overcrowding.

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Eugene Feb 2016 OP
Wellstone ruled Feb 2016 #1

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Fri Feb 19, 2016, 04:14 PM

1. With the Oil Bust in Nodak,

 

they are seeing major crime increase numbers. Most of the County Governments are run by Ultraconservative farmers and if you have ever lived in a rural environment among these folks,you wonder what the hell is with the locals.

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