WA: Spokane jail inmate who died had called for help

From the article: “The inmate who died Sunday in the Spokane County Jail has been identified as a man who had called 911 for help with a drug overdose because he was a diabetic and had ingested methamphetamine.”

That’s not the bad part.  This is the bad part:

Christopher J. Parker, 33, was evaluated by fire department paramedics who didn’t feel he needed to go to a hospital. Instead, they turned him over to police, and he was jailed on an outstanding arrest warrant.

In jail, authorities say Parker became uncooperative and Corrections deputies shocked him with a Taser and put him in a restraint chair where he stopped breathing.

Talk about a failure on multiple levels…

Read the article here.

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