DEA locks innocent man in cell for five days
Daniel Chong, an innocent man, was accidentally left unattended with no food or water in a jail cell for five days after a “4/20” DEA raid that confiscated over 18,000 ecstasy pills. Chong, a 24-year-old engineering student, had to rely on drinking his own urine to survive.
He was never arrested and was supposed to be released right away. Chong claims agents said they would release him, and one even went as far as promising him a ride home. DEA officials have apologized for their actions and admitted that Chong should not have been left in the cell.
During his five-day lockup, Chong resorted to eating his glasses out of extreme hunger. He was found suffering from dehydration, cramps, and a perforated lung (as a result of eating glass). He also had self-inflicted cuts on his arms. Daniel Chong can sue the federal government under the Federal Tort Claims Act (FTCA) of 1946.
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