American student abandoned 4 days without water in holding cell to get $4 million from U.S. gov’t
By Elliot Spagat And Alicia A. Caldwell, The Associated Press July 30, 2013
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SAN DIEGO – A 25-year old college student reached a $4.1 million settlement with the U.S. government after he was abandoned in a windowless cell for more than four days without food or water, his attorneys said Tuesday.
Daniel Chong said he drank his own urine to stay alive, hallucinated that agents were trying to poison him with gases through the vents, and tried to carve a farewell message to his mother in his arm.
It remained unclear how the situation occurred, and no one has been disciplined, said Eugene Iredale, an attorney for Chong, The Justice Department’s inspector general is investigating.
“It sounded like it was an accident — a really, really bad, horrible accident,” Chong said.
Chong was taken into custody during a drug raid and placed in the cell in April 2012 by a police officer authorized to perform Drug Enforcement Administration work. The officer told Chong he would not be charged and said, “‘Hang tight, we’ll come get you in a minute,'” Iredale said.
Justice Department spokeswoman Allison Price confirmed the settlement was reached for $4.1 million but declined to answer other questions. The DEA didn’t immediately respond to a request for comment.
…4 days with no water or other legal real reasons of detention…!!!??? 4Million US$
WOW YOU TELL ME HOW MUCH I AM ENTITLED TO IN THE SOON TO BE MY CASE of human rights…???
4 times 3 weeks under torture and denigration labels of my person, under Canada mental health act, for really no reasons other than a reprimand…! With menace for it to be made compulsory to home detention an obligatory torture of medical psychological medications that cause you real bad mental and emotional conditions…!!!
CANADA IS A NICE COMMONWEALTH COUNTRY, but with this one, they pupu’d themselves and shot themselves in a foot…!
UNITED NATIONS IS AWARE, and soon further sanctions will happen…!