The police videotape which can be found here shows Sofia Salva repeatedly telling officers she is three months pregnant, bleeding and needs to go to a hospital.
After the ninth request, the tape shows, a female officer asks: “How is that my problem?”
She was originally stopped when officers saw her using a fake temporary tag in the back window of her car. When she was asked why she was using the fake tag, she responded that she was bleeding, was pregnant and needed to go to the hospital. Instead, police ran a police check, searched her purse and bags, then arrested her on outstanding warrants, she spent the night in jail and then miscarried.
In response to Salva’s explaining why she was attempting to get to the hospital and that she was bleeding, police said, at various times, that she had a “line of excuses,” that whether or not she was bleeding, she had “more trouble with them (the police).”
She has sued the police department for refusing her medical attention, wrongful death, and personal injuries. The department has begun an “internal investigation.” Right.