Anjeanette Damon, [email protected] Kelly Coltrain sits in a cell at the Mineral County Jail in Hawthorne.
Locked away in the Mineral County Jail for failing to take care of her traffic tickets, 27-year-old Kelly Coltrain asked to go to the hospital.
The investigators also asked the Mineral County District Attorney to consider criminal charges in the case, after finding evidence the Mineral County Sheriff's Office may have violated state laws prohibiting inhumane treatment of prisoners and using one's official authority for oppression.
To avoid a conflict of interest, the investigation was forwarded to Lyon County District Attorney Stephen Rye for review.
Mineral County is a tiny rural county southeast of Washoe County.
Because she had failed to take care of previous traffic violations in Clark County, the officer who stopped her decided to book her into the Mineral County Jail.
Keyser-Cooper, however, believes policies and training are less than adequate at the Mineral County Jail. »