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Cop Who Fell on the Job Sues Family of Baby Who Almost Drowned: Dial 911 and Be Sued


Society & Culture  (tags: ethics, law, lawsuit, victim, police, family, tragedy, disabled )

Michele
- 4211 days ago - orlandosentinel.com
Rescuers were able to bring 1 yr old Joey back to life after he slipped into a pool, but he suffered severe brain damage & cannot walk, talk or even swallow. Now his family is being sued by a cop who slipped in a puddle at the family's home.



   

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Dave Kane (308)
Wednesday October 10, 2007, 5:21 pm
It was an on the job injury, all her medical bills were paid -- what happens when a cop gets shot in the line of duty. Why isn't the person who resists arrest, or shoots a cop ever sued? What the hell is wrong with this picture.

Shakespeare had it right all those years ago when he wrote: "The first thing we do, let's kill all the lawyers".
 

Jaclin S (230)
Wednesday October 10, 2007, 5:52 pm
Exactly - Dave what is wrong with this picture???????? Thanx Michele
 

Michele R (53)
Wednesday October 10, 2007, 6:41 pm
You're welcome...I only wish this wasn't the case.

I can tell you that people in the area are outraged by this suit. Many people, including police officers, are speaking out in support of the family of little Joey. There is anger, frustration, and fear of repercussions from calling 911 being voiced all over Central Florida. Sgt. Andrea Eichhorn must have lost her mind, or at the very least, her sense of decency.
 

Michele R (53)
Thursday October 11, 2007, 5:09 pm
Well after all of the backlash from the news of the lawsuit, Sgt. Andrea Eichorn has dropped her suit against the family. She's currently on paid leave from the police dept. and there's speculation about whether or not she'll still have a job with them or not. The police chief has been spending a lot of time getting the word out to people in the community to call 911 if there's an emergency...not to fear a suit. The negative publicity from this woman's suit has really affected the police dept. in Casselberry, Florida.
 
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