Allen County Sheriff’s Office Sued Over Inmate Overdose Death

4/12/19 – 5:24 A.M.

The mother of a Kenton man who died of an overdose while in custody in Allen County is suing. Jodi Hoop recently filed a lawsuit against the county commissioners, the county sheriff’s office, and Sheriff Matthew Tregalia among others. The suit claims the defendants, “failed to provide adequate protections to Brady Hoop, who suffered an untimely and preventable death by a fentanyl overdose.”

Jail employees found Hoop unresponsive in his cell on April 10th of 2017. The lawsuit claims Hoop had already overdosed once while in custody when he was working at the Humane Society of Allen County as a “jail trustee.”

The suit seeks at least $75,000.

MORE: Full backstory on the lawsuit.