NY: Diabetic $core$ on NYPD

posted by
July 19, 2011
The New York Post    
Posted in LAND News, News, PND News

"A diabetic woman from Philadelphia scored a sweet deal from the city yesterday after she was arrested for smoking pot on the Lower East Side. Jaime Rutkowski, 30, is getting $125,000 because she had to be rushed to the hospital last year after cops refused to let her check her sugar level while she was in lockup. Rutkowski was jailed at the Seventh Precinct station on Oct. 16, where she felt her sugar level soaring, according to Manhattan federal court papers. Rutkowski begged for her confiscated glucose meter and insulin, but was left to suffer. Her sugar count rose to over three times the normal level before EMTs were called." [editor's note: Although I don't recommend pot-smoking for diabetics (munchies not being your system's friend) this is certainly an abuse of power by the NYPD - SAT] (07/19/11)



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