Ex-inmate alleges mistreatment at southwest Missouri jail
NEVADA, Mo. (AP) — A former inmate alleges in a lawsuit that he was paraded naked through a southwest Missouri jail and had buckets of water thrown at his face by a jailer who later was charged with shooting an assault rifle at deputies.
Forty-nine-year-old Harry Foreman's lawsuit is the second in recent weeks alleging misconduct at the Vernon County Jail. The Joplin Globe reports that a lawsuit filed last month alleged that a different inmate was forced to participate in "fight nights" at the jail.
Vernon County Sheriff Jason Mosher said through his office manager that the department hadn't received the latest lawsuit and that it was policy not to comment on pending legal matters. The suit seeks an unspecified amount in damages, as well as mandatory training.