Bil Browning

Police Chief Denies CPR to Dying Gay Man

Filed By Bil Browning | March 04, 2006 10:37 AM | comments

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If this isn't the saddest story this year... It just goes to show you that when you think Indiana is a bad state to live in - at least our sheriffs aren't refusing CPR to dying gay men... The worst part is how later in the story the chief says that he did his duty and an ambulance arrived in "no later then nine minutes." The cop should be arrested for manslaughter for stopping help from reviving the man!

CHARLESTON, W.Va. Mar 3, 2006 (AP)- A small-town police chief was accused in a federal lawsuit Thursday of stopping a would-be rescuer from performing CPR on a gay heart attack victim because he assumed the ailing man had HIV and posed a health risk.

Claude Green, 43, died June 21 after being stricken yards from City Hall in Welch, a community of about 2,400.

The American Civil Liberties Union sued on behalf of his mother.


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