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Batts passes the buck on hospital death [Letter]

Hospitals and ClinicsGood Samaritan Hospital (Baltimore)Anthony Batts

I was greatly disappointed by Baltimore City Police Commissioner Anthony Batts' response to the tragedy at Good Samaritan Hospital ("After teen's death, police restrict response to hospital emergencies," May 21).

I had hoped that we had turned a new page in the leadership of the Baltimore police, but perhaps I am mistaken.

The hospital staff did not Tase the patient; a Baltimore City police officer did. If the police do not know how to assist hospitals with dangerous patients then additional training is needed.

Should the city fire department now restrict services to hospitals because the do not know how to fight hospital fires? It looks to me like the same old pass-the-buck game that serves no one or any situation well.

Donald W. Strauss

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