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Originally posted by Rockpuck
IF they prove... which they will take her side anyways just because the media tainted the case.. that the death was the fault of the officers.. then yes.. they should be fired.
The police are not doctors, they do not know what is wrong with her.. and no.. if you say you need to go to the hostpital they do not have to take you.. only if you are noticably injured.. and even then, people go to jail bloodied up all the time. if she didnt want to be arrested while pregant.... maybe she shouldn't have put fake tags on a most likely stolen car.
Originally posted by apc
There are a few questions about the wrongful death. I am in no way a doctor, but how likely is it to stop a miscarriage? I have heard from an EMT that as she was already in the process of having a miscarriage, there was nothing that could be done to save the fetus.
A suspended Kansas City police officer testified Thursday that she didn’t call an ambulance for a woman who complained of having a miscarriage because the officer thought the woman was lying.
Officer Melody Spencer’s testimony came during an administrative hearing before Jackson County Circuit Judge William F. Mauer over whether Spencer and partner Kevin Schnell should be fired for ignoring Sofia Salva’s pleas for medical attention during a 2006 car stop.
Spencer “deliberately violated the policy because she believed that the repeated statements of Ms. Salva were an attempt to avoid being arrested,” said Maj. Mark Dumolt. “That’s not a decision she’s able to make. ... If a person claims to be sick or injured, that should be enough.”