ATOKA COUNTY, Okla. (KTEN) — Atoka County Sheriff Tony Head has reached a $3.2 million settlement related to a man who died while being held in the Atoka County Jail in 2019.

The federal civil rights lawsuit involves the violation of Michael Hoeppner's 14th Amendment rights.

The lawsuit alleged he was denied constitutionally adequate medical care while temporarily housed in the Atoka County Jail, resulting in his wrongful death.

The case was supposed to go to trial on Monday, April 15th, before a settlement agreement was reached between the two parties on April 10th.

According to attorneys representing Hoeppner's estate, Atoka County will be responsible for well over $1 million of the settlement after the remainder is paid for by the Association of County Commissioners of Oklahoma Self-Insured Group.

On March 8, 2019, Michael James Hoeppner — a 60-year-old truck driver — was pulled over by Tushka police on US 69 for suspicion of drunk driving.

Hoeppner told officers he was sick; when he got out of his cab he was seen visibly stumbling on bodycam video.

He was placed under arrest and taken to the Atoka County Medical Center for a blood alcohol test.

Hoeppner was then moved to the Atoka County Jail for holding. Less than 24 hours after arrival, on the morning of March 9, he was found dead in his bunk.

It was later found Hoeppner died on pneumonia.

Here is a copy of the settlement document: