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LAYTON RULED NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR JAIL DEATH

A federal judge has ruled Layton City was not responsible for the 1987 death of a Sunset man who hanged himself in the city's jail a few hours after being arrested for alleged drunken driving.

U.S. District Judge Bruce Jenkins granted a motion for summary judgment, finding Layton had not deprived Michael Richard Busby of his constitutional rights through deliberate indifference to a serious, known medical need.Busby died Jan. 17, 1987, when he hanged himself with the bedding in a holding cell at the Layton Police Department.

His three children sued the city, charging the department and several of its officers were negligent in failing to provide Busby with proper medical treatment and jail supervision.

They also contended officers should have recognized that Busby was suicidal and that they should have removed bed sheets from the cell.