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By Tim Leeds 

Hill County wins judgment in Long Soldier case


December 4, 2019

In a case that has gone back and forth in courts and the Montana Human Rights Bureau for most of the decade, the Montana Supreme Court ruled Tuesday that the Hill County government is not liable in the death of A.J. Long Soldier while he was an inmate of the Hill County Detention Center in 2009.

After Long Soldier, a basketball standout who helped the Hays-Lodge Pole Thunderbirds capture a class C state championship in 2007, died Nov. 23, 2009, from complications of alcohol withdrawal syndrome while an being held at the detention center.

His family filed a complaint with the Montana Huma...

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