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Woman sues police over Miscarriage

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by Chuck~Taylor, Feb 1, 2007.

  1. Chuck~Taylor

    Chuck~Taylor Active Member


    KANSAS CITY, Mo. (Feb. 1) - A woman who miscarried her fetus a day after she was thrown in jail is suing the police department and two arresting officers who ignored her pleas for medical help.
  2. GB-Hack

    GB-Hack Active Member

    The part where she is suing for wrongful death is going to open a large can of legal worms.
  3. Football_Bat

    Football_Bat Well-Known Member

    Don't see how. A fetus has already been established as a living being in most red states. Kill a pregnant mom and you're charged with two counts of murder.

    That officers of the state could be held accountable for the death of a fetus is ironic. Horribly tragic to the extreme, but ironic.

    And another irony: Big Brother's got the goods on the pigs.
  4. trifectarich

    trifectarich Well-Known Member

    The officers were atrocious. Geez, follow her to the hospital and give her a ticket there. If she's feeding you a line and doesn't go to the hospital, then you can throw down the spikes to flatten her tires.
  5. GB-Hack

    GB-Hack Active Member

    So if she win the lawsuit, do the officers get charged with murder/manslaughter?
  6. Idaho

    Idaho Active Member

    She will win.

    And Bat, it's not just red states. California convicted Scott Peterson of two counts of murder for killing his pregnant wife.
  7. GB-Hack

    GB-Hack Active Member

    So will the officers get charged with something? Manslaughter?
  8. Idaho

    Idaho Active Member

    Possible. I'm no law expert and know nothing about that state's system or precedents.

    I think the wrongful death lawsuit will never go to court, though. A settlement will be reached first.
  9. sportschick

    sportschick Active Member

    If she was already in the process of miscarrying, I don't understand the wrongful death thing, but I'm not a lawyer.

    There will be some sort of internal investigation to determine if charges will be filed I'd imagine. Whether or not charges are filed will have nothing to do with the outcome of the suit.
  10. Idaho

    Idaho Active Member

    I'm not a lawyer, either. I think even if in the process of miscarrying, she can pretty persuasively argue about the denial of medical care.

    Again, I'm no JDV, and don't have all the 'facts' so to speak, but my gut feeling is she'll get a fat check.
  11. sportschick

    sportschick Active Member

    Oh, I do too. I just wonder about the wrongful death thing.
  12. Big Buckin' agate_monkey

    Big Buckin' agate_monkey Active Member

    What, so you're not JDV?

    jk :D
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