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Major v. Sheriff of Monroe County, Florida et al (17-CV-21160-RNS) Posted 03/24/2020

Plaintiff Cleon Edward Major sues a Monroe County Sherriff's Department deputy under 28 U.S.C. § 1983 for failure to protect and for negligence under Florida state law. While an inmate at Monroe County Detention Center, Major alleges that the Defendant placed him in a common area with an extremely violent and dangerous homophobic prisoner. Major further alleges that he was left unsupervised with the dangerous prisoner and then stabbed repeatedly in the head with a handful of pencils by that prisoner. Major claims that the Defendant's abandonment of his post violated Major's constitutional and common law rights, and resulted in serious physical and psychological harm to him. The record in this case includes, inter alia, an incident report that suggests that the attack was recorded on video. If interested, please email