Re: Baltimore: thousands of suspects arrive too injured to go to jail, records show
Originally Posted by Somerville
Political views appear to cause some to divert from what I saw as the original intent of the article found in the OP.
Whether the injuries were caused by LEOs or not, the journalist was pointing out that the cops were bringing in to the detention facilities, persons injured to the extent that the receiving officers refused to accept the arrested person. The arresting officers should have taken the injured to an emergency care location BEFORE they showed up at the jailhouse. Has nothing to do with how the injuries occurred but with the nature of the injuries.
WHY were the LEOs failing to transport the injured to a trauma center?
Interesting question. Lack of knowledge of what the jail could and could not handle? A laceration may needs stitches. Others won't. They have nurses at jails.