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LA Times: Asian American Student Forgotten in a DEA Holding Cell Awarded $4.1 Million


Scales of justiceUC San Diego student Daniel Chong has been awarded a $4.1 million settlement after being left in a Drug Enforcement Administration holding cell for five days without food and water, reports the Los Angeles Times.

This all started when Chong was caught up in a DEA raid in San Diego and arrested on charges of smoking marijuana.

He was put in a holding cell with no windows, food and water. He didn’t even have a toilet.  Somehow the DEA forgot about him and he was left for five days.

He suffered hallucinations and was forced to survive by drinking his own urine.

Chong was close to kidney failure before being rushed to the hospital.

“It was an accident, a really bad, horrible accident,” said Chong.

The DEA has apologized and promised a full investigation.

You can read about the horrendous thing Chong did to himself before being found in the Los Angeles Times.


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