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St. Clair County settles another jail hanging suit in federal court; Amount not disclosed

By Record News | Mar 13, 2019

BENTON – For the second time in two weeks, St. Clair County sheriff Rick Watson settled a suit over the death of a jail inmate.

Sheriff Watson must face wrongful death claims over jailed detainee’s suicide

By Record News | Feb 5, 2019

BENTON – St. Clair County Sheriff Rick Watson must defend wrongful death claims from the suicide of Joshua Jurcich, U.S. District Judge Staci Yandle ruled on Jan. 29.

Man jailed for crime he did not commit settles claims against St. Clair Co. over coerced confession in Cahokia

By Record News | Aug 23, 2017

BENTON – Lawyers for Jerry Outlaw of Cahokia have settled a claim that Cahokia police coerced a false confession from him.

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