Mayor: Police Not at Fault in Woman's Death

7 years 7 months 1 week ago Monday, April 02 2012 Apr 2, 2012 Monday, April 02, 2012 2:00:00 PM CDT April 02, 2012 in News
By: Associated Press

ST. LOUIS (AP) - A suburban St. Louis mayor says Anna Brown's death is a tragedy, but not the fault of his city's police officers.

Brown was a 29-year-old homeless woman who died in a jail cell in September from blood clots that formed in her leg and migrated to her lungs, hours after Richmond Heights police arrested her for trespassing at St. Mary's Health Center.

Richmond Heights Mayor James Beck issued a statement Monday to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch saying a city review found officers acted appropriately. City officials declined to immediately release the statement to The Associated Press. The hospital has said it followed proper procedures.

Keith Link, the attorney for Brown's family, says his office continues to investigate Brown's death. He says no lawsuit has been filed but remains a possibility.

 

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