Sick, Injured Policy Reviewed

1 decade 1 year 8 months ago Saturday, February 03 2007 Feb 3, 2007 Saturday, February 03, 2007 2:58:04 PM CST February 03, 2007 in News
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KANSAS CITY (AP) - The city's police officials will discuss the department's policy for handling sick and injured people on Monday. The meeting comes exactly a year after two officers ignored repeated requests for medical help from a woman who was having a miscarriage. The woman, Sofia Salva, was nearly four months pregnant when she was stopped for affixing a fake temporary car tag. She told officers she was having a miscarriage. But they took her to the jail. Salva says jailers allowed her medical attention the next morning and that she delivered a premature baby boy who died a minute after birth. The February fifth, 2006, stop was caught on video tape. Police released the tape Tuesday, days after Salva filed a lawsuit. The officers were suspended Thursday.

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