MOUNT CLEMENS (AP) — The son of a Detroit man who died after being held at the Macomb County Jail is alleging in a lawsuit that the county and several jail employees ignored his father’s health issues.

Malik Jeter filed a federal lawsuit last week over the death of his father, Andrew Jeter, in October 2017. The lawsuit says Andrew Jeter entered the jail in November 2016 and was held for five weeks after being found “unresponsive in his vehicle.”

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The complaint says Jeter and his family’s requests for medical treatment were repeatedly ignored and denied. Jail employees eventually took Jeter to the hospital after finding him unresponsive in his cell. He was comatose upon arrival.

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County attorney John Schapka says Jeter died 10 months after leaving the jail from medical conditions that weren’t caused by the jail.

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