posted on Feb, 2 2007 @ 07:40 AM
Two Kansas City, Missouri police officers have been suspended after arresting Sofia Salva, who told officers during a traffic stop that she was
"pregnant and bleeding". After being released from jail the next day Salva delivered a premature baby, that died immediately after birth.
Two police officers were suspended indefinitely with pay Thursday as an investigation continued into their arrest of a pregnant woman who had a
miscarriage a day after she was thrown in jail.
The suspensions came two days after police released a videotape showing Sofia Salva telling officers during her arrest last year that she was three
months pregnant, bleeding and needed to go to a hospital.
She was arrested February 5 and held overnight on traffic violations and outstanding city warrants. After being released the next morning, she
delivered a premature baby boy who died immediately after birth, according to the lawsuit filed Friday in Jackson County Circuit Court.
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Don't immediatley jump in here and start bashing police officers.
As Chief James Corwin stated
"I ask for patience from the community as we investigate this incident," Corwin said. "I regret that this
incident has reflected negatively on the members of this department, the vast majority of whom do their job in an exemplary fashion every day."
Yes this is a very tragic event and after the investigation if the officers are found to be in the wrong, then by all means, they should be punished.
Not all cops are bad, I honestly believe that and think we should always remember that.