Inmate's mother sues city jail

RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) - Dorreen Johnson is suing Richmond City, Sheriff C.T. Woody and more than a dozen deputies for $15 million.

Johnson's 28-year-old son, Korey Johnson, died in jail October 15, 2008 while being held on a larceny charge.

The suit claims the deputies beat her son.

A jail spokesperson declined to comment because the city had not yet been served with the suit.

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