State to pay compensation over death of mentally ill man in police custody

Tiffon Peters

Agreeing to a settlement in a multimillion dollar suit filed against it by the mother of mentally-ill Tiffon Peters who hanged himself while in police custody back in 2015, the state has undertaken to compensate the woman for the death of her son.

At a hearing before High Court judge Navindra Singh on Monday, lawyers for the Attorney General and Police Commissioner against whom the action was brought, indicated their willingness to settle the matter.

The judge has, however, since given both sides no later than January 15th of next year to agree on the quantum to be paid over to the claimant—mother of the deceased, Helena Peters…..

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