U.S. District Judge Pamela Reeves put a halt to the Dustin Barnwell civil case less than a month before it was supposed to go to trial.
Barnwell died on Nov. 11, 2011 after an encounter with Roane County sheriff’s deputies and medics at a home in Kingston.
His family later sued the deputies, medics and Roane County Government.
According to federal court records, Barnwell took eight Flexeril pills and passed out on his couch. His fiancée, Shasta Gilmore, thought he was overdosing and called 911.