Family of man who died in Cass County Jail files lawsuit

Photo by: WDAY Radio Staff
Photo by: WDAY Radio Staff

(Fargo, ND) -- The family of a man who died of a medical emergency in the Cass County Jail two years ago is suing in federal court.

Family members of Luke Laducer say Cass County Sheriff Jesse Jahner, Essentia Health, and individual employees of the county and hospital denied the 41-year-old Army veteran life-saving medical care.

Laducer called 911 early morning in a day in December 2020 and said he was suicidal. He was taken for medical care, then released and booked into the county jail on an outstanding warrant.

Medical examiners say Laducer died from internal bleeding.