TBA Law Blog

Posted by: Katharine Heriges on Jul 29, 2019
Pro wrestler Jerry Lawler has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against Hardeman County, Hardeman County Sheriff John Doolen and others for their alleged failure to protect his son and former WWE star Brian Lawler, the Commercial Appeal reports. Brian Lawler, who died a year ago, was found hanging in an isolated cell in the Hardeman County Jail. His father, Jerry Lawler, has questioned whether the death was, in fact, a suicide. The lawsuit says the defendants “failed to provide Brian with any treatment for his drug and alcohol issues” during his time at the jail and “altogether failed to provide him with appropriate care after he was assaulted by another inmate” July 28.