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Updated: March 3, 2021 4:36 PM
7 months ago
My older brother is going through a bipolar/psychotic break after multiple uses of methamphetamine and they live in Midvale, My sister in law called the police to try to have him picked up by EMS and have him blue sheeted due to him being suicidal and... having delusions and needing severe help. My older sister has been an MA in the medical field for over 30 years and I have been an office manager in healthcare for over 18 years and have both had many patients bule sheeted. The 2 officers (one extra large bulked up white guy and a little smaller but still muscle head mexican guy) came out to her house at Remington Apartments the morning of 3/3/2021. They basically told her that there is nothing at all they can do; they cannot blue sheet him due to being suicidal, they treated my sister in law like she was a piece of trash by trying to get him help. Told her it is not her place to try to get him committed and she has no right that he is a grown man and can do what he wants to. She told them he is sick and he really needs help it's been days that he has been threatening suicide and that she really needs them to help my brother. They did not take any names, they did not write any notes down, they did not get any info at all or want to speak to my brother my sister in law had recorded video of him twitching and having major issues. They did not even want to see the videos at all. In this day and age I cannot believe that she would be treated this way by police officers. Are you kidding me, how is there 2 officers like this on an actual police force that seriously did not do a damned thing for a suicidal man. It seems they were sexist and did not want to do extra paperwork or have to take him in. They said they can ask my brother if he wants to go to the hospital and if he wants to go they can take him, my sister in law said that is not going to work because he will not agree to go even though he is super suicidal and seeing things. They said then there is nothing we can do for you and told her that she had wasted their time and they are very busy. They did not give their names, they did not give her a card. They did not want to be known since they did not do their job at all. I want this investigated immediately and these two officers investigated and put through MUCH MORE TRAINING with drug abuse and mental disorders. My father was a police officer for over 30 years in Utah and never would have brushed anything under the rug like this.