Police in Bakersfield, California are investigating the case of a nurse at an independent living facility who refused a 911 operator’s pleas to start CPR on a dying elderly woman.
The unidentified nurse at Glenwood Gardens cited a company policy that prevented her from administering the potentially life-saving technique, and when the dispatcher asked her to try to find a non-employee, she said there was nobody available to help, according to the 911 call. The 87-year-old woman, Lorraine Bayless, was pronounced dead at a hospital on Feb. 26, police said, and her daughter has said she was satisfied with her mother’s care.
The Bakersfield Police Department is trying to determine if laws against elder abuse were broken, Sgt. Jason Matson told TODAY.com Tuesday.
“We’re conducting a preliminary investigation to see if there was any criminal wrongdoing by any of the staff at the Glenwood Gardens facility,” he said. “To date, we have not identified anybody that has committed any criminal culpability based on the information that we have, however, we’re continuing to investigate.”
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