McLeod Law Group recently secured $3 million in wrongful death settlement in a civil rights case involving the estate of James C. Britt, Jr. and the Town of Mount Pleasant.
In 2019, James Britt pulled over to change a tire. Police received a report that a man was urinating in public, and when they arrived, they placed Britt under arrest. The man became combative, and police held him face-down on the ground for fifteen minutes. EMT workers arrived at the scene and injected Britt with the maximum allowed dose of anesthetic ketamine, a drug commonly known as a horse tranquilizer that is also used to subdue people. Britt never regained consciousness, was pronounced brain-dead, and died two weeks later.
The coroner’s office ruled the death a homicide due to asphyxiation and ketamine intoxication. Britt is survived by his wife, Tabitha, and their young son. Read more details in the article.