Family of man who killed himself in jail sues Spokane County

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — The family of a Washington state man who killed himself in a Spokane County Jail in 2018 is suing the county. The family says in their lawsuit that the death of 24-year-old Chris Rogers could have been prevented. The Spokesman-Review reported Wednesday that Rogers had schizophrenia and believed that a Martian would kill his family if he did not kill himself. His family is suing both the county and NaphCare, the company that provides mental health evaluations for inmates. Rogers was one of eight inmates who died at the Spokane County jail in a 14-month span.