LAS VEGAS – A Nevada inmate who was wounded by a shotgun blast in an incident that killed another prisoner has filed an excessive force lawsuit against the Nevada Department of Corrections chief, guards and supervisors.
Attorney Alexis Plunkett, who represents 24-year-old Andrew Arevalo, says the l lawsuit aims to expose negligent training by supervisors and deliberate indifference by guards who shoot inmates without first trying less-lethal force.
Prison and state officials didn't immediately comment Wednesday.
It's one of several pending lawsuits stemming from guards shooting inmates.
Nevada Attorney General Adam Laxalt has findings of an investigation of the Nov. 12 shooting that wounded Arevalo and killed inmate Carlos Manuel Perez Jr.
Arevalo's lawsuit was filed June 23 in Clark County District Court. It seeks unspecified damages greater than $10,000.