Daniel Chong, the 23-year-old UC San Diego student who spent nearly five days behind bars without food or water, wants $20 million from the Drug Enforcement Administration for the epic “accident” – he was forgotten and left in his holding cell. Chong — who had to drink his own urine to survive and ate glass — filed paperwork on Wednesday because his treatment constitutes torture under United States and international law.
Chong spent five days in the hospital for dehydration, kidney failure, cramps and a perforated esophagus — an injury consistent with eating glass. He had lost 15 pounds.
For full article see: Daniel Chong, Man Forgotten In Cell For Days, Files $20 Million Claim Against DEA.
- UCSD student forgotten in DEA cell files $20M lawsuit (abclocal.go.com)
- Student Forgotten In Holding Cell: ‘Changes Have To Be Made’ (npr.org)
- College student nearly dies after being locked in jail cell and forgotten for 4 days (nj.com)