Stanley Wilson Jr.’s family brings legal claims against LA County

Stanley Wilson Jr.’s family brings legal claims against LA County

The family of former NFL player Stanley Wilson Jr. has brought legal claims against LA County following his sudden death at Metropolitan State Hospital in Los Angeles County last month.

Wilson Jr., who had been transferred from county jail to the mental health facility, died at the age of 40.

According to Wilson Jr.’s family’s attorney, photos suggest that he was a victim of excessive force by law enforcement before his death.

The attorney alleges that Wilson Jr. was kicked or stomped, causing wounds to his head, and restrained during the alleged attack, as evidenced by ligature marks on his wrist.

During a news conference, Wilson Jr.’s mother, Dr. D. Pulane Lucas, stated that the county had informed her that Wilson Jr. had collapsed and fallen out of a chair during intake at the mental hospital before he died.

She is seeking answers regarding whether proper protocols were followed after his death and whether he received any immediate help when he became distressed.

The family is seeking more than $45 million in damages, with the attorney arguing that the county “has grossly misrepresented the cause and circumstances of Stanley Wilson Jr.’s death.”

However, the family has yet to receive an autopsy report in the case.

Wilson Jr. was a third-round draft pick of the Lions in 2005, playing for two seasons before suffering a career-ending Achilles tear.

He faced legal troubles in the past, including arrests stemming from home invasions.

He was in custody this year after being charged with vandalism last August, but it was later determined he was incompetent to stand trial, leading to his transfer to the hospital.

Wilson Jr.’s mother described her son as optimistic about his future, despite struggling with mental illness that led him to do “shameful things.”

He hoped to become a role model for others experiencing similar situations. Wilson Jr. was the son of former Bengals running back Stanley Wilson Sr.

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