A young woman died recently after suffering an asthma attack in the Downtown Justice Center. I want to know the facts, whether mistakes were made, who made them, and, if so, what can be done to make sure they are not repeated.
So, I have asked Public Safety Director Sam Simon and City Counselor Patti Hageman to investigate the matter.
An internal investigation was conducted by the Division of Corrections. However, I am disturbed by the fact that the report showed that the young women was given treatment for her asthma - but, none of the medicine was found in her bloodstream during the initial autopsy report.
I will keep you posted on what Sam and Patti find.