Former Dix inmate sues SBI agents – Raleigh News and Observer Crime/Safety –

Floyd Brown, a mentally retarded man from Wadesboro, has filed a civil lawsuit in Mecklenburg County Superior Court against two agents of the State Bureau of Investigation.

Brown was held as a prisoner at Dorothea Dix Hospital in Raleigh for 14 years, facing a murder charge his attorneys claim was bogus. Brown, who has an IQ of 50, was caught in legal limbo after he was arrested in 1993. Doctors at Dix said he wasn’t mentally competent to stand trial, yet local prosecutors argued he was “too dangerous” to return to the community.

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