Criminal Justice

$425,000 Payout for False Arrest, Mistreatment

Screwing with people can, on occasion, be expensive


A Clovis man who claimed he was wrongfully jailed by Fresno County authorities for allegedly violating probation was awarded $425,000 by a federal jury.

James L. Quinn also said that police wouldn't let him retrieve heart medication when he was arrested, and jailers later failed to heed his pleas for medical treatment when he began having chest pains.