A man who was abandoned in a Drug Enforcement Administration holding cell for four days without food or water has agreed to settle claims for $4.1 million.
By Tony Perry
SAN DIEGO — A college student mistakenly left in a Drug Enforcement Administration interrogation room for five days will receive $4.1 million from the government in a settlement in advance of a lawsuit.
The settlement was announced Tuesday by the student, Daniel Chong, 25, and his lawyer, Eugene Iredale.
“It was an accident, a really bad, horrible accident,” said Chong, who added that he now suffers from post-traumatic stress disorder.