Lawsuit says Bradley County inmate who was falling down, sweating profusely and unable to walk died because of neglected care

The Bradley County Jail is at the Bradley County Judicial Complex.

When he entered the Bradley County (Tennessee) Jail in the early morning hours of April 19, 2018, Brandon Gash was in a bad way.

The 46-year-old man, who had been arrested and booked around 2:30 a.m. with two other friends for methamphetamine possession, couldn't communicate with jailers, couldn't walk, was sweating profusely, couldn't put his hands on a wall to be strip searched and had high blood pressure. At one point, after deputies put him in a shower, they discovered Gash standing in the same place they'd left him, talking to himself, with no water running.

Suspecting that he'd consumed some of the meth, officials placed Gash in a medical room for regular observation. They tried to give him milk to upset his stomach and make him throw up whatever he might've swallowed.