Thursday, June 4, 2009

Cops Flush Miscarried Fetus Down Toilet

Toilets have long been used to dispose of dead fish or frogs, or the like, but a fetus? That's what happened at a Mesa, AZ Motel 6 on Monday when police responded to a call about a possible miscarriage.

A woman apparently lost a fetus estimated to be 12 to 14 weeks old, and about four inches in length. There was a decided lack of humanity in the matter. Despite the fact that both Mesa fire and police were present in the motel room, somehow — and get this, after contacting police supervisors and fire personnel — a decision was made by an officer or officers to flush the fetus down the toilet.

This was revealed by Mesa Police Chief George Gascon (pictured) in a press conference. Worse, one of the officers involved in that incident, Nicholas Webster, is also under investigation for excessive force, clearly detailed on a booking area camera.

Others involved and placed on administrative leave in the fetus incident are officer Glenn Pearson, the lead officer in the case, officer Kristen Johnson, officer Robert Buquo, and Lt. Lynn Young.

Gascon said:
“We will fully and completely investigate these incidents. Right now, we are going on very little information. I am just finding out about this myself.”
Watch a video report:

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Anonymous said...

"It was a bad idea because the fetus was essentially evidence." *Really*? *That's* why it was a bad idea?!

Utterly horrifying.

Anonymous said...

Um. Who cares? There are much more important things to worry about.