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.