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Family demands answer after Harris Co. inmate left in coma

A person is in a coma after being injured whereas in custody on the jail. His household says they had been advised he fell off a bunk mattress & then later tried to hit a jailer.

HOUSTON — A 48-year-old man is in a coma after he was reportedly injured whereas in custody on the Harris County Jail

His household stated they had been advised he fell off the highest bunk of a mattress and later tried to hit a jailer, however his household doesn’t consider his accidents match that story. Now, they’re pushing for proof and any video proof exhibiting what actually occurred.

48-year-old Adael Gonzalez Garcia walked into the Harris County Jail on an excellent misdemeanor warrant out of Walker County the day earlier than Thanksgiving. Now, he is mendacity in a hospital mattress in a coma. 

His common-law spouse stated the jail by no means known as her to let him know he had been harm. In Spanish, she advised us the hospital known as her 4 days after he was hospitalized to ask for consent to intubate him. She stated she was shocked and thought that an inmate had harm him.

The Harris County Sheriff’s Office stated Gonzalez fell off the highest bunk of a mattress on November 24 and was taken to the jail’s clinic for therapy. On November 25, Gonzalez was launched from the clinic and HCSO stated he hit his head on the bottom once more after a battle.

“They were escorting him to another cell block he got combative and he struck another officer,” stated member of the family Marisol Tobar.

Gonzalez’s household and group activists aren’t shopping for that story.

“You shouldn’t be a death penalty for being arrested on a minor offense,” stated Augustin Pinedo with LULAC. 

Gonzalez remains to be in the hospital and is not in custody. His unique prices from Walker County had been dismissed and he is not going through some other prices.

“He is not charged, so this makes me think he didn’t do anything,” stated Tobar. 

His spouse stated docs advised her his accidents should not from falling off a mattress, however as a substitute from being hit. The household and his lawyer are demanding justice for his case.

“What we would like of course is the truth and there is nothing more truthful than the video,” stated lawyer Randall L. Kallineh. 

The Harris County Sheriff’s Office stated its Internal Affairs Division is investigating this case, which is commonplace process for all use-of-force incidents.

Gonzalez doesn’t communicate English. He works in building and is from Cuba. His household believes the language barrier may need performed an element in his case.

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