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|NANCY ROELL, as executrix of the estate of Gary L.
HAMILTON COUNTY, OHIO/HAMILTON COUNTY BOARD
OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS; JIM NEIL, in his official
capacity as the Hamilton County Sheriff; JOSEPH
HUDDLESTON, MATTHEW ALEXANDER, and WILLY
DALID, individually and in their official capacities as
employees of Hamilton County,
| No. 16-4045|
Appeal from the United States District Court
for the Southern District of Ohio at Cincinnati.
No. 1:14-cv-00637—Sandra S. Beckwith, District Judge.
Argued: June 13, 2017
Decided and Filed: September 5, 2017
Before: MOORE, GILMAN, and COOK, Circuit Judges.
RONALD LEE GILMAN, Circuit Judge. Gary Roell, who suffered from chronic mental
illness, caused a disturbance at his neighbor’s condominium while experiencing a condition
known as excited delirium. Hamilton County sheriff’s deputies arrived to find Roell half-naked,
muttering unintelligibly, and standing next to a broken window holding a hose and the remnants
of a hanging plant. While attempting to subdue Roell, the deputies physically struggled with him
and unsuccessfully tased him multiple times. Roell stopped breathing during the encounter with
the deputies and was pronounced dead shortly thereafter. His death was documented by the
coroner as natural, resulting from his excited delirium.
Roell’s wife, Nancy Roell, appeals the district court’s grant of summary judgment in
favor of the individual deputies on her claim under 42 U.S.C. § 1983. She also appeals the grant
of summary judgment in favor of Hamilton County on her claims under both § 1983 and the
Americans with Disabilities Act (the ADA). For the following reasons, we AFFIRM the
judgment of the district court.