In another case that year, investigators from the agency’s Office of Professional Responsibility concluded that unbearable, untreated pain had been a significant factor in the suicide of a 22-year-old detainee at the Bergen County Jail in New Jersey, and that the medical unit was so poorly run that other detainees were at risk.Officials Hid Truth of Immigrant Deaths in Jail (New York Times)
The investigation found that jail medical personnel had falsified a medication log to show that the detainee, a Salvadoran named Nery Romero, had been given Motrin. The fake entry was easy to detect: When the drug was supposedly administered, Mr. Romero was already dead.
Michael Vick's dogs? Media sensation. Over hundred people dying under America's care because they did not receive even the most basic medical treatment? A blip that will soon be forgotten. Such is the world we live in.