Mangold’s lawsuit moves to federal court
Jonathon L. Mangold, who on the same day he was convicted and sentenced to 30 months in prison on a handful of criminal charges filed a complaint that his treatment in Marion County Jail amounted to cruel and unusual punishment, will see his lawsuit against the county heard in federal court.
Wichita attorney Brooks Severson, representing Marion County, filed a notice with district court that the case has been submitted to U.S. District Court for filing there because Mangold “appears to assert claims against the defendant arising under the Eighth and Fourteenth Amendment.”
Federal courts have jurisdiction over constitutional matters, Severson wrote.
Mangold seeks $1 million.
Mangold was originally arrested May 21 on drug charges. After bonding out, he was arrested on another set of drug charges and battery of a law enforcement officer on June 4.
In the first case, Mangold was sentenced to 28 months in prison.
In the second case, he was sentenced to 30 months in prison to run consecutive to the first.
Last modified Oct. 26, 2017