Gwinnett County, Georgia, a suburb of nearby Atlanta, is one of the fastest growing counties in the nation. Many residents of the county commute to and from the nearby city each day. The Gwinnett County Public School system is the largest school system in Georgia and the fastest growing in the Southeastern United States.
In the News: The family of an inmate filed a wrongful death lawsuit against Gwinnett County and its Sheriff’s Department because the inmate became ill while being held in jail and eventually died while awaiting transfer from one facility to another. The lawsuit alleges that while awaiting his court appearance, the man complained of abdominal pain to the Gwinnett County officials. A doctor subsequently ordered the man to be sent to the ER. This order was allegedly ignored by a deputy sheriff, who instead ordered the man to be sent to another county. The inmate died two hours later while awaiting transfer from Gwinnett County.
If you would like to learn more about the legal scene in Gwinnett County, please feel free to follow these external links:
- United States District Court for the Northern District of Georgia
- Judicial Branch of Georgia
- State Bar of Georgia
- Gwinnet County Bar Association
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