Longview, TX — Gregg County is neither responsible for the December death of a jail inmate nor should it be required to compensate the woman’s family for claims regarding her death, the county argues in a legal filing.
Gregg County responded to an 11-page lawsuit filed against it by the family of Amy Lynn Cowling, 33, who died while in jail custody.
The civil lawsuit was filed jointly by Gilmer attorney Jarom Tefteller, who represents Cowling’s mother, and Tyler attorney Jimmy Negem, who represents her three children.
The lawsuit alleges Cowling’s constitutional rights were violated and Gregg County failed to provide her adequate medical care.
In the response filed June 29, Gregg County denies most of the allegations and claims made in the lawsuit, which was filed in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas in Marshall. Tyler attorney Robert Davis represents the county and Sheriff Maxey Cerliano.
In the response, the county denied Cowling’s family members are “entitled to any relief whatsoever as a result of their claims.”
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