Friday, December 14, 2018
DOX: VETERAN DIES AFTER ALTERCATION WITH KANSAS CITY VA POLICE!!!
This scathing report was released Friday in the afternoon by an out of town outlet because it's filled with the kind of uncomfortable fact that makes people question their beliefs and loyalties . . . Nevertheless, the controversy that started in Kansas City should resonate for a lot of reasons.
Take a look:
Exclusive: Internal documents detail VA police altercation with veteran who later died
WASHINGTON – A 66-year-old veteran was found severely injured and nearly unconscious following a traffic stop by a Veterans Affairs police officer in May, and he died two days later . . . The VA has repeatedly refused, even seven months later, to disclose any details about what happened, citing an ongoing investigation. But the internal report provides an account of a tragic altercation between the veteran and officer outside the VA medical center in Kansas City, Missouri.
In Kansas City, on the night of May 10, a VA police officer, who is not named in the report, stopped a motorist driving the wrong way on a driveway outside the VA medical center. The driver was a VA patient.
After being pulled over, the patient began making inappropriate gestures and physically threatening motions with his arm,” the report says.
The officer also noticed a “large ‘bulge’” by the driver’s abdomen “(later found to be due to recent hernia surgery).” He decided to detain him. The man “struggled.” So the officer “brought the patient to the ground.” He then completed the “handcuffing process.”
During the incident, the patient’s son approached “from behind.” The officer directed him to stay back, and he called for backup.
But something was awry.
“While being brought to the ground, the patient seemed to suffer some injuries,” the report says. So he was taken inside the hospital to be checked out.
“Upon arrival to the Emergency Department the patient was non-verbal, moaning with a decreased level of consciousness,” the report says.
Medical workers found he had a gash in his scalp and “multiple” cuts and bruises on his face. A CT scan of his head showed areas of bleeding around his brain, one on the left frontal lobe and another on the right . . .
He continued to deteriorate. He became less responsive, had to be intubated and lost some movement in his arm. Another CT revealed several areas of bleeding in his brain, and a scan of his neck showed a blockage in an artery that could have caused a stroke.
He died soon after . . .
Read the whole thing.
You decide . . .