NEW YORK, Nov. 26 (UPI) -- A man who was jailed for three years on a robbery charge in New York City but never convicted has filed a $20 million lawsuit, he said.
Kalief Browder, 16 at the time, was charged with robbery in 2010. Although he denied the allegations, he was arrested and charged as an adult, and was sent to Riker's Island Correctional Facility in New York after his family could not post a $10,000 bond, HLN reported Tuesday.
His lawsuit contends he spent more than 1,000 days in jail, 400 of them in solitary confinement; attempted suicide at least six times, and regularly received beatings from correctional officers instead of obtaining mental health treatment.
He was released after charges were dropped in June 2013.
Browder's lawsuit names the City of New York, its police department, the Bronx District Attorney and several corrections officers, HLN said.