Wilson was found dead in his cell on Dec. 29, 2018.
A spokesman for the Sheriff’s Office wrote in an email: “It is our practice to not comment on pending lawsuits.”
The medical examiner, Christopher Gulledge, determined that Wilson died of “dehydration due to bipolar disorder.”
“During the period of time reviewed on camera, the decedent’s activity level slowly and gradually diminished,” Gulledge wrote.
Wilson was last seen moving by guards the morning of his death, according to the medical examiner’s investigative report.
“At that time, he was unclothed lying on the floor in feces and would move around some, but would not look up when the glass was tapped,” the report reads. Fifteen minutes later, Wilson was found unresponsive and later declared dead.
In addition to “acts and omissions” in medical care, the family has also accused the Sheriff’s Office of stonewalling by illegally withholding documents that should be subject to state open records laws.
“Defendants have acted in bad faith, have been stubbornly litigious, and/or have caused Plaintiff unnecessary trouble and expense,” the complaint reads.
The family is seeking more than $10,000 in damages.