ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) – A Tennessee man has reached a $750,000 settlement with a New Mexico county over how he was treated while held in solitary confinement at a local jail.
Michael Faziani’s lawsuit filed earlier this year said he suffered from bipolar disorder and was denied his medication while left untreated in a filthy cell at the Sierra County Detention Center.
Online court records show he faced charges of driving under the influence and a traffic violation that were dismissed about a year after his arrest. A complaint filed in U.S. District Court in Albuquerque said he was held for more than a year.
His attorney Matthew Coyte filed a motion Tuesday for the case to be dismissed after he said the two parties reached a settlement.