Australia: 'Please help me': Eric Whittaker made 20 emergency calls before he died in custody - - PressFrom - Australia
  •   
  •   

Australia 'Please help me': Eric Whittaker made 20 emergency calls before he died in custody

10:11  14 october  2019
10:11  14 october  2019 Source:   smh.com.au

Adesanya KO's Whittaker to claim middleweight title

  Adesanya KO's Whittaker to claim middleweight title Israel Adesanya's dramatic ascent, both to stardom and the top of the UFC's middleweight division, is complete. © AAP Robert Whittaker of Australia looks dejected after defeat against Israel Adesanya The 30-year-old Nigerian-born New Zealand resident rolled over Robert Whittaker in a middleweight title unification fight in front of an announced crowd of more than 57,000 at Marvel Stadium in Melbourne, Australia on Saturday night (Sunday afternoon local time).

Robert John Whittaker (born 20 December 1990) is a New Zealand-born Australian professional mixed martial artist fighting out of Menai, Sydney.

Eric Whittaker died in Westmead Hospital, Sydney on July 3, days after one of his blood vessels ruptured behind bars. He was classed as a maximum-security inmate at Parklea jail after he was arrested for a range of offences including possession of stolen goods, carrying a knife in a public

An Aboriginal man who died in custody made 20 emergency calls for help over the intercom in his Sydney prison cell on the morning he was taken to hospital, an inquest has heard.

a person lying on a bed: Eric Whittaker in Westmead hospital on July 3rd 2017, the day before his death, with leg cuffs.© Supplied Eric Whittaker in Westmead hospital on July 3rd 2017, the day before his death, with leg cuffs. However, officers waited for a change of shift to attend to him.

Kamilaroi man and father of four Eric Whittaker, 36, lay unconscious and shackled in leg cuffs in the hours before he died from a ruptured brain aneurysm at Westmead Hospital on July 4, 2017.

A coronial inquest into Mr Whittaker's death, which began on Monday, heard he made 20 emergency calls begging for help and complaining of claustrophobia between 4.52am and 7.51am on July 2 using an intercom in his cell at Parklea Correctional Centre in Sydney's northwest, then privately owned by the GEO Group.

Teen in court on murder charge over Kings Park stabbing of 17-year-old

  Teen in court on murder charge over Kings Park stabbing of 17-year-old Baby-faced youth will spend Christmas behind bars after facing court over the fatal knifing of another teenager last month.Joshua Horton, 18, appeared for a brief hearing on Wednesday morning, charged with murder.

The In Case Emergency usb has a pre-loaded text file with emergency contacts phone numbers and medical info so you can be notified quickly. It's obvious, its robust and can carry approx 200 pages of medical info, but there's no information on it that a thief could use Real peace of mind!

Police in South Boston, Virginia broke their own rules and Tased a man multiple times, then reneged on a planned trip to the hospital, before he died in their The regulations state that officers should take suspects to the emergency room at the Sentara Halifax Regional Hospital before taking them to jail.

Father of four Eric Whittaker with his son.© Supplied Father of four Eric Whittaker with his son.

When staff attended to Mr Whittaker at 8.08am, after an 8am changover, he was found crouched in the rear of his cell shouting "please help me" and appeared to have urinated, vomited and defecated on himself.

He was then taken to the prison's medical clinic while unsteady on his feet, slurring his words and unable to sit still. Notes made about 9am on July 2 say Mr Whittaker was disoriented and complaining he couldn't breathe, while his pupils had dialated from 7mm to 3mm.

Corrective Services NSW investigator Kenneth Johnston said it "should have been clear [to officers that Mr Whittaker] was clearly delirious and unaware of his surroundings".

He said  said the tone of the officers who answered Mr Whittaker's calls for help early in the morning suggested "a level of apathy towards the inmate".

Robert Whittaker eager to rebound from UFC 243 loss, targets February-March return

  Robert Whittaker eager to rebound from UFC 243 loss, targets February-March return People forget Robert Whittaker has come back from losses better than before; it's just been a while.After suffering a second-round knockout to Israel Adesanya this past weekend at UFC 243, Whittaker hopes he will be medically cleared for full contact training sooner rather than later.

Eric Whittaker , 35, was held on remand in Parklea prison late last month before he sustained head According to his family, Corrective Services NSW said he had fallen in a yard, whereas police said it A crowd of people protesting the death in custody of Eric Whittaker make their way towards NSW

Опубликовано: 20 окт. 2011 г. Donald Trump's Phone Call with Hillary Clinton - Продолжительность: 4:45 The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon 21 321 493 просмотра.

"A phone call to an ambulance or medical professional could have easily been dealt with during the night," Mr Johnston said. "One might consider it was too much trouble to do anything in the night and it would [be easier to wait] until the day shift [at 8am] ... The fact it wasn’t dealt with until later in the morning … my thought is it was just too much effort."

Mr Johnston said Mr Whittaker was "clearly suffering from a health issue" and that whether his problems were drug induced or mental helath related "is not the issue; some medical intervention should have occurred".

Later tests showed Mr Whittaker screened positive for stimulants and likely died from a subarachnoid hemmorage precipitated by amphetamines.

The week-long inquest will investigate the cause of Mr Whittaker's haemorrhage, whether Correctional Officers could have done more that morning, and whether different or earlier treatment could have improved his chance of survival.

It will also question whether the use of restraints on Mr Whittaker during his ambulance transfer and time in hospital was appropriate.

Counsel assisting the coroner, Peggy Dwyer, said "a significant issue for Eric's family in this inquest is whether authorities were justified in using restraints".

Mr Whittaker was still being held in ankle restraints at midday on July 3, despite showing signs of imminent brain death.

He had been taken into custody on remand in June 2017 after being refused bail for failing to appear in court and possessing a knife in public. He was reported to have been "calm and compliant" during his dealings with police and corrections officers.

The inquest continues.

Five charged with the murder of Scenic Rim man .
A man and woman are charged with murder after Michael Menzel died during an alleged home invasion last week, taking the number of people facing charges to five.A Ningi man, 32, was arrested at Caboolture late yesterday afternoon, and a Hillcrest woman, 23, was arrested late yesterday and taken into custody at the Brisbane watch house.

—   Share news in the SOC. Networks

Topical videos:

usr: 47
This is interesting!