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Settlement approved for ‘donkey kick’ jail death

The Spokane County Commission unanimously approved a $425,000 settlement today for the children of a man who died following a struggle with jailers.

Benites S. Sichiro suffered multiple Taser shocks, was beaten unconscious and struck with jailer’s “donkey kick” before the 39-year-old died of a lacerated liver on Jan. 29, 2006.

Read Thomas Clouse’s story here.


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