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Amy Liao. photo by Kris J. Eden

Amy is a health care professional who lives in North Philadelphia.  One morning, her neighbor was rushed to the hospital after suffering from convulsions.  Amy learned that, while being treated, she had been arrested. She went with her neighbor’s mother to the hospital, to see if her medical background could help this family get answers.  Listen to Amy’s story below.

First Impressions: Amy, who is originally from Canada, shares her first memorable experiences of police.

Run-Around: Amy’s neighbor gets tired of waiting for the police to call her, as promised.

Stonewalled: The officer on duty at the hospital is little help.

A Moment of Humanity and More Misinformation: Amy’s neighbor hugs her daughter before her daughter heads to jail, where, instead of being released, she is held overnight.

 

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