Edward Crisante Jr. was, by his parents' account, struggling with depression at the age of 32 in July 2010. He was a Fort Lauderdale barber with multiple felony counts in his past, including many drug charges, but it was a traffic ticket that led him to his death.
After failing to appear in court for the ticket, he turned himself in at the jail on June 29, 2010. On July 3, he hung himself with a bedsheet in his cell.
He was in a coma until July 13, when he died.
Now, his parents have filed a wrongful-death suit against Sheriff Al Lamberti the Broward Sheriff's Office, claiming that jail officials were negligent and indifferent to his condition.More »