PHOENIX — Lawyers for seven death-row inmates have filed an amended complaint against the Arizona Department of Corrections over its lethal injection practices.
It was filed Tuesday in U.S. District Court in Phoenix and seeks injunctive relief.
Death-row inmates and the First Amendment Coalition of Arizona filed a lawsuit in 2014 for more transparency in the execution process.
As part of the suit, the Corrections Department can't go forward with any executions until the matter is settled.
Arizona has announced a new, three-drug protocol using the sedative midazolam, one of two drugs used in the July 2014 execution of convicted murderer Joseph Rudolph Wood.
Wood died after snoring and gasping for air for nearly two hours, raising questions about the drug combination.
No executions have been held in Arizona since then.