Friday, March 30, 2012

Hospital Claims Anna Brown booted from ER to die in jail was treated appropriately

This story brings tears to my eyes. I couldn’t even watch the video without shedding a tear. I just don’t understand how people treat other people wrong based on race, sex, age, or economical status!?!?

RICHMOND HEIGHTS, Mo. – Officials at a St. Louis hospital on Thursday defended their actions in the case of a homeless woman who sought treatment for a sprained ankle and died in police custody after being arrested for refusing to leave the emergency room.

An autopsy determined that Anna Brown’s death in a jail cell in September was caused by blood clots that formed in her legs and migrated to her lungs, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported. The newspaper also obtained surveillance footage of the woman’s final moments. In the video, officers are seen carrying Brown into a jail cell. The cell door closes and Brown is heard moaning and crying.


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