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Man Arrested for having a stroke

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Allen Daniel Hicks Sr., 51, was found stopped in his car on the side of Interstate 275 by a sheriff's deputy and a Florida Highway Patrol trooper the morning of May 11, 2012. Passers-by had called 911 after they saw Hicks' Chevy Cavalier swerving west into a guardrail, records of the incident show.Speaking incoherently and unable to move his left arm, Hicks was arrested on a charge of obstructing a law enforcement officer when he did not respond to commands to exit his car. Just after noon, he was booked into the Orient Road Jail.
Hicks did not receive a medical screening, but was put in a cell where he lay facedown on the floor or tried to crawl using the one working side of his body. On the night of May 12, soaked in his own urine, his brain choked of blood, he was at last taken to Tampa General Hospital and diagnosed with an ischemic stroke. He slipped into a coma and died within three months.

Lunsford noted that he "did not detect the odor of any alcoholic beverages" on Hicks and that he was "behaving in an erratic state … when asked for his driver's license he picked up the lid to the center console and dropped it closed." Hicks continued to claw at the console until Guzman reached inside it for him and retrieved his wallet.

Lunsford and Guzman became worried when Hicks did not obey commands to show his hands and exit the car. Seeing that Hicks' left hand was drooping into the side pocket of the driver's door, the officers pulled their handguns.
Hicks still acted befuddled, saying to Lunsford, "that's a 9-millimeter semiautomatic gun that you have," the report states. After ascertaining Hicks was unarmed, Lunsford and Guzman pulled him out of the car through the passenger door and handcuffed him.

Man arrested for having a stroke while Black, left to die on jail floor. - CafeMom

Sad Story... indeed...
Now... can you guess the race and color of Mr Allen Daniel Hicks Sr?

In the immortal words of John Steward to the Floridians ...Granted that your state shaped like a dick, but that doesn't mean you have to act like one!

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Allen Daniel Hicks Sr., 51, was found stopped in his car on the side of Interstate 275 by a sheriff's deputy and a Florida Highway Patrol trooper the morning of May 11, 2012. Passers-by had called 911 after they saw Hicks' Chevy Cavalier swerving west into a guardrail, records of the incident show.Speaking incoherently and unable to move his left arm, Hicks was arrested on a charge of obstructing a law enforcement officer when he did not respond to commands to exit his car. Just after noon, he was booked into the Orient Road Jail.
Hicks did not receive a medical screening, but was put in a cell where he lay facedown on the floor or tried to crawl using the one working side of his body. On the night of May 12, soaked in his own urine, his brain choked of blood, he was at last taken to Tampa General Hospital and diagnosed with an ischemic stroke. He slipped into a coma and died within three months.

Lunsford noted that he "did not detect the odor of any alcoholic beverages" on Hicks and that he was "behaving in an erratic state … when asked for his driver's license he picked up the lid to the center console and dropped it closed." Hicks continued to claw at the console until Guzman reached inside it for him and retrieved his wallet.

Lunsford and Guzman became worried when Hicks did not obey commands to show his hands and exit the car. Seeing that Hicks' left hand was drooping into the side pocket of the driver's door, the officers pulled their handguns.
Hicks still acted befuddled, saying to Lunsford, "that's a 9-millimeter semiautomatic gun that you have," the report states. After ascertaining Hicks was unarmed, Lunsford and Guzman pulled him out of the car through the passenger door and handcuffed him.

Man arrested for having a stroke while Black, left to die on jail floor. - CafeMom

Sad Story... indeed...
Now... can you guess the race and color of Mr Allen Daniel Hicks Sr?

In the immortal words of John Steward to the Floridians ...Granted that your state shaped like a dick, but that doesn't mean you have to act like one!

Diving Mullah
That is absolutely horrendous. Can you just imagine what that man went through before he died? His helplessness? His fear? OMG. It's heartbreaking. I hope the people involved are brought to justice for gross negligence. This is what we should be focused on like a damned laser beam. THIS ****.

Just awful.

Edit: I have chills from reading this awful story. If that doesn't sum up a problem in a nutshell, I don't know what does. Really.
 

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Detaining and arresting officers should have charges pressed against them, Hick's family should be paid compensation.
 

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The officers in question should have examples made of them lest others commit similar atrocities.

Quis custodiet ipsos custodes?
 

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Allen Daniel Hicks Sr., 51, was found stopped in his car on the side of Interstate 275 by a sheriff's deputy and a Florida Highway Patrol trooper the morning of May 11, 2012. Passers-by had called 911 after they saw Hicks' Chevy Cavalier swerving west into a guardrail, records of the incident show.Speaking incoherently and unable to move his left arm, Hicks was arrested on a charge of obstructing a law enforcement officer when he did not respond to commands to exit his car. Just after noon, he was booked into the Orient Road Jail.
Hicks did not receive a medical screening, but was put in a cell where he lay facedown on the floor or tried to crawl using the one working side of his body. On the night of May 12, soaked in his own urine, his brain choked of blood, he was at last taken to Tampa General Hospital and diagnosed with an ischemic stroke. He slipped into a coma and died within three months.

Lunsford noted that he "did not detect the odor of any alcoholic beverages" on Hicks and that he was "behaving in an erratic state … when asked for his driver's license he picked up the lid to the center console and dropped it closed." Hicks continued to claw at the console until Guzman reached inside it for him and retrieved his wallet.

Lunsford and Guzman became worried when Hicks did not obey commands to show his hands and exit the car. Seeing that Hicks' left hand was drooping into the side pocket of the driver's door, the officers pulled their handguns.
Hicks still acted befuddled, saying to Lunsford, "that's a 9-millimeter semiautomatic gun that you have," the report states. After ascertaining Hicks was unarmed, Lunsford and Guzman pulled him out of the car through the passenger door and handcuffed him.

Man arrested for having a stroke while Black, left to die on jail floor. - CafeMom

Sad Story... indeed...
Now... can you guess the race and color of Mr Allen Daniel Hicks Sr?

In the immortal words of John Steward to the Floridians ...Granted that your state shaped like a dick, but that doesn't mean you have to act like one!

Diving Mullah
I an understand the cops pulling a gun on him, pulling him out the door and arresting him. After all, they see a lot of drunks.

But how could they let him go for almost 2 full days without any medical attention?
 

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I agree with Sangha. With the rampant drug use going on it would be hard to tell if he was under the influence or injured. With his hand down in the door pocket I can understand the concern the officers had. But to leave the man lying on the ground for two days was highly uncalled for. Even if he had been on drugs you would think after a couple hours they would have medical check him out to see if they could tell what he was on?

The lawsuit will not bring back the man , but I agree it needed to happen. That is regardless of what color he was. No person should have to go through that.
 
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