Boot Camp Death Lawsuit

By: The Associated Press
By: The Associated Press

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - The family of a teen who died hours
after being manhandled by guards at a boot camp plans to sue state
and local agencies for 40 million dollars.

The lawyer for the family of 14-year-old Martin Anderson says he
will sue the Department of Juvenile Justice and the Bay County
Sheriff's Office, which ran the camp under contract with the state.
He says Bay County officials rejected an offer to settle for its
insurance policy limit of three million dollars.

The boy's death led to protests in the Capitol and Governor Jeb
Bush's office, the resignation of the head of the state's law
enforcement agency and the enactment of a law to eliminate
military-style boot camps.

A special prosecutor is still investigating the death to determine whether to charge any of the guards.


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