Riverside County is facing three more lawsuits due to deaths of inmates in county jails.
They join five other cases that Follow Our Courts knows of.
One complaint says that Mark Spratt was fatally thrown off the second floor of the Cois M. Byrd Detention Center Jan. 12, another says that Justin Kail overdosed on fentanyl in jail May 17, and the third says that Ulysses Munoz Ayala was killed by a fellow inmate Sept. 29.
In 2022, a record 18 inmates died in Riverside county jails, passing the last record of 12 deaths in 2005. California Attorney General Rob Bonta opened a civil rights investigation into the deaths