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Federal Civil Rights Lawsuit Filed In Florida Inmate's Death

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A federal civil rights lawsuit has been filed on behalf of the 12-year-old daughter of a Florida inmate who was reportedly gassed while in a confinement cell.

Randall Jordan-Aparo's 2010 death at Franklin Correctional Institution was publicized amid scrutiny of the Florida Department of Corrections for suspicious deaths.

The lawsuit filed Monday in Tallahassee federal court by the mother of Jordan-Aparo's daughter alleges corrections officers murdered Jordan-Aparo and the prison's nurses, doctors and warden conspired to cover up his death.

The 27-year-old's death remains under investigation by state and federal law enforcement.

Spokeswomen for the Department of Corrections and the U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Florida each declined comment to The Miami Herald on the lawsuit.

Corrections investigators also have alleged cover-ups by the agency in separate lawsuits over Jordan-Aparo's death.