The records also show that Gonzales called an administrator in San Antonio more than a dozen times to ask what to do with Olvera, and that the administrator would not return the call. Olvera finally was treated seven hours later.
This is the only thing I can find wrong with what they did. They have every right to use any force necessary to protect themselves against a violent criminal, but it's inhuman not to then get him to a hospital in a reasonable amount of time. They can jail and/or deport him when he's stable.
This was an expensive lesson in lack of proper training and what happens when supervision is negligent. Our legal system allows all people, illegals, green card holders, citizens and foreigners on vacation here to sue for negligence.
I'd hope the size of the settlement was tempered by the idea he should still be deported and the cost of treatment and other after care is cheaper in Mexico.
posted on 01/28/2004 9:36:36 AM PST
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