The singer was jailed at the Cuyahoga County Jail in Cleveland March 24, 2008, for failing to pay nearly $90,000 in child support. He died in jail six days later after being denied his prescribed anti-anxiety medication Xanax.
According to Cleveland’s WKYC-TV, jail security cameras caught “disturbing images” of the singer strapped to a chair suffering from withdrawal.
The coroner’s report said withdrawal from the medication contributed to Levert’s death.
The settlement was reached late Wednesday between Cuyahoga County and a jail medical services contractor.
“No amount of money will bring my husband back,” Angela Lowe, Levert’s widow, told WKYC-TV. “I believe the county and staff were fair to my family. Now I must move on and take care of my sons.”
The station noted that Lowe plans to speak with state lawmakers about passing “Sean’s Law,” which would “create a uniform standard for administering prescription drugs to inmates in jails across Ohio.”
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