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Memorial to 9/11 first responders defaced in upstate New York; suspect being sought

Officials in upstate New York on Thursday said vandals had spray-painted over a memorial honoring 9/11 first responders, according to a report.

“To see something like that is really tough because you know those people, you see those people every day — the firefighters, the police officers, EMTs, all those first responders — and to have the work that they do be treated that way is sort of unfortunate,” Geneva, N.Y., Assistant City Manager Adam Blowers told Rochester’s WROC-TV.

He said authorities plan to find who did it.

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Andrew Stromfeld, a 9/11 first responder, told the station the vandalism was disheartening.

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(A 9/11 memorial near Seneca Lake in Geneva, N.Y., shows the spray-paint damage done by a vandal who remains at large. (Geneva Police Department))

“It brings it all back to us when more attention is played onto it by people doing damaging things, saying damaging things. It makes it a lot harder,” he said.

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He added that some likely don’t consider the symbolic significance of a memorial like the one vandalized. “What they don’t take into consideration is what about the people that the monument means,” he said, according to WROC.

The memorial has since been cleaned, WHEC-TV of Rochester reported.

Geneva is a city of about 13,200 residents, located about 55 miles west of Syracuse.

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Fox News anchor rips into Trump: 'We don’t work for you'

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Former White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders will join Fox News as a contributor. USA TODAY

WASHINGTON — Fox News anchor Neil Cavuto chastised President Donald Trump on Thursday after the Trump tweeted that “Fox isn’t working for us anymore” in a series of tweets in which he also said the network of “promoting the Democrats through their DNC Communications Director, spewing out whatever she wanted with zero pushback by anchor, @SandraSmithFox.”

Over the past couple of weeks, Trump has increasingly blasted Fox News’ coverage, being especially critical of anchor Shepard Smith and analyst Juan Williams, calling them “hopeless and clueless.”

Cavuto began the segment by saying it’s “weird” that the president is getting “sick” of the network, because he believes Trump gets “pretty fair coverage at Fox.”

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Cavuto curtly responded, “First of all, Mr. President, we don’t work for you. I don’t work for you. My job is to cover you, not fawn over you or rip you, just report on you. Call balls and strikes on you. My job, Mr. President, our job here, is to keep the scores, not settle scores.” 

“It is called being fair and balanced, Mr. President, yet it is fair to say you’re not a fan when that balance includes stuff you don’t like to hear or facts you don’t like to have questioned,” Cavuto continued. 

The anchor then went onto list things that Trump has done or said that has been fact-checked, including: a top Trump trade adviser calling tariffs a “wonderful thing,” Trump saying Mexico would pay for a wall on the southern border, Trump flip-flopping on gun  background checks, Trump ordering former White House counsel Don McGahn to fire special counsel Robert Mueller, and Trump seeming to publicly calling into question the conclusion of the U.S. intelligence community that Russia interfered in the 2016 election.

“These aren’t fake items, they’re real items and you really said them,” Cavuto stated.

“Just like you never paid to silence a porn star until it turns out you did,” Cavuto said as a photo of Stormy Daniels was displayed. 

“Fake is when it’s wrong, Mr. President.” Cavuto stated. “Not when it’s unpleasant,” and continued to refer to Trump’s infamous Access Hollywood tape where he can be heard telling host Billy Bush that because of his celebrity he is able to grope and kiss women without consent. When he sees attractive women, “I just start kissing them,” Trump said in the recording. “It’s like a magnet. Just kiss. I don’t even wait.”  

“Hard as it is to fathom, Mr. President, just because you’re the leader of the free world, doesn’t entitle you to a free pass, just a free press. Goodnight,” Cavuto finished.

DNC communications director Xochitl Hinojosa was on Fox News’ “America’s Newsroom” to discuss the Democratic race, as Wednesday was the last day that candidates could meet the polling requirements to be included in the upcoming Democratic primary debate in September. 

Trump criticized Fox News for giving Hinojosa a platform despite the Democratic National Committee not allowing the cable network to host a debate.

Last week, Fox News announced that former Trump White House press secretary Sarah Sanders would be joining Fox News as a contributor. 

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Mark Steyn: Biden’s war story controversy latest in long line of verbal mistakes

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Former Vice President Joe Biden‘s emotional yet false war story on the campaign trail is the latest in a string of gaffes, according to Mark Steyn.

Biden claimed during a campaign stop last week that a four-star general asked the then-vice president to travel to Konar, Afghanistan, to award a medal to a Navy captain, Steyn said Thursday on “Tucker Carlson Tonight.”

“This is Biden at top form, where he does this vivid, coherent, brilliant narrative, in which not a single detail is correct,” he said.

According to the Washington Post, Biden visited that part of Afghanistan while a U.S. senator in 2008, and the soldier involved in the rescue he cited was a young Army specialist, not a Navy captain.

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Several years after the trip to Afghanistan, Obama awarded the serviceman, Kyle J. White, the Medal of Honor at a White House ceremony, the paper reported.

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On “Tucker Carlson Tonight,” Steyn said the Delaware Democrat may also have agitated people in a key primary state over the weekend when he stood in Keene, N.H., and remarked how nice it was to be in Vermont — about 15 miles to his west.

“Biden is doing it accidentally,” he said of the former vice president “throwing out” the presidential campaign “playbook.”

“He is insulting the populations of key critical primary states in a brilliant way.”

In addition, host Tucker Carlson pointed to another incident in New Hampshire in which Biden, “appeared to lose his train of thought and forget Barack Obama’s name.”

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Biden appeared to be rejecting President Trump’s recent claim that Russian President Vladimir Putin “outsmarted” Obama when he annexed Crimea in 2014.

“They invaded another country, and annexed a significant portion of it called Crimea,” Biden said. “They’re saying it was president — my boss — it was his fault.”

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Mark Levin: Comey ‘shouldn’t have been anywhere close’ to a law enforcement career

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Conservative radio host Mark Levin has unleashed a blistering attack on former FBI Director James Comey.

Levin, speaking on “The Mark Levin Show” on Westwood One, labeled Comey unethical and questioned why he ever held such lofty positions within the federal government.

“You know what’s scary? This dude was an assistant United States attorney, a United States attorney, the deputy attorney general of the United States and the director of the FBI,” Levin — who served in the Reagan Justice Department himself — said.

“He shouldn’t have been anywhere close to a 30-year career in law enforcement. … He’s unethical.”

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Earlier Thursday, the Department of Justice inspector general released a blistering report about Comey’s infamous memos documenting his discussions with President Trump.

The report found that Comey violated bureau policies by drafting, leaking and retaining the memos. However, it noted that the Justice Department declined to prosecute Comey over the violations. For his part, Comey responded by insisting that he is not a “liar and a leaker,” saying an apology from his critics “would be nice.”

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On the radio, Levin said he was satisfied by the findings of the report, but questioned Attorney General William Barr’s decision not to prosecute Comey.

“I must say, I am a huge fan of Bill Barr’s and the Department of Justice under Bill Barr,” he said. “But I strongly disagree with the decision not to charge him. Stealing government property — it’s no different than stealing the wheels off a government vehicle.

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“Although this inspector general report is a scarlet letter, this man needed to be in pinstripes.”

Levin, who also hosts Fox News’ “Life, Liberty & Levin,” added he believes Comey “ruined” several lives over the course of his DOJ career, and “fooled a lot of people.”

“The idea they can go after Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn the way they did — and others — is incredible to me,” he said.

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Reports: Madeleine Westerhout Out As Trump’s Personal Assistant

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President Donald Trump’s personal assistant, Madeleine Westerhout, is no longer part of the administration as of Thursday, according to reports.

The 27-year-old’s sudden resignation reportedly came after the president discovered that she shared details about the Trump family and Oval Office operations at a recent off-the-record dinner with reporters in New Jersey, according to a New York Times report that cited two anonymous sources familiar with the departure. Politico later confirmed the exit.

Westerhout was reportedly deemed a “separated employee” immediately after Trump learned of her actions and would not be allowed to return on Friday to the White House, the Times reported.

The White House did not immediately respond to a request for comment on the director of Oval Office operations’ departure. Westerhout’s desk sat outside the Oval Office since the first day of Trump’s presidency, according to the Times.

Before her job as the president’s gatekeeper, Westerhout was an assistant to Republican National Committee Chief of Staff Katie Walsh, ProPublica reported. At the same time, she appeared in the public sphere in 2016 as the “greeter” for important figures visiting the president-elect at Trump Tower, according to The Washington Post.

Prior to that, Westerhout interned for Mitt Romney’s 2012 presidential campaign, volunteered for then-state Sen. John Kuhn (R-S.C.) and interned for then-Rep. John Campbell (R-Calif.), according to the Charleston Post and Courier.

Politico reported that many officials from Trump’s 2016 campaign were allegedly cautious of Westerhout because she joined the Trump transition from the RNC instead of being an original loyalist to the president. Other RNC alums that joined Trump’s administration only to leave are former chief of staff Reince Priebus, former press secretary Sean Spicer and former deputy chief of staff Katie Walsh.

According to White House records, Westerhout was making $130,000 a year as both the “executive assistant to the president” and the “special assistant to the president,” the latter a position the Post says ranks below both White House counselor Kellyanne Conway and former deputy press secretary Raj Shah.

When veteran journalist Bob Woodward tried to interview the president for his book last year by going through Conway and Shah, Trump told him he should have gone through Westerhout instead.

“Did you speak to Madeleine?” Trump asked Woodward, according to the Post’s transcript of the August 2018 conversation between the two, to which the journalist replied no.

“Madeleine is the key,” he said. “She’s the secret.”

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Another Nevada County Warns ‘Storm Area 51’ Seekers To Stay Home

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Grace Capati looks at a UFO display outside of the Little A’Le’Inn, in Rachel, Nev., the closest town to Area 51, the top-secret Cold War test site in the Nevada desert. John Locher/AP hide caption

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Grace Capati looks at a UFO display outside of the Little A’Le’Inn, in Rachel, Nev., the closest town to Area 51, the top-secret Cold War test site in the Nevada desert.

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No one really knows how many people will travel to rural Nevada next month for the “Storm Area 51” event seeking to learn, well, something about the U.S. government’s alleged handling of UFOs and extraterrestial beings in the remote desert test area.

But leaders of a second Nevada county say that while there might seem to be plenty of space for thousands, perhaps millions, of visiting UFO hunters in the region, there is really no room for them — nor food, nor water, not even toilets.

The commissioners of Nye County voted unanimously to declare a preemptive state of emergency to prepare for expected influx of visitors for “Storm Area 51” events in nearby Lincoln County.

“Be prepared not to have cell service, not to have internet,” said Commission Chairman Jon Koenig, since local cell phone towers are not equipped to handle such a heavy call volume.

“There will probably be no water available, there will probably be no ice available because everything is going to sell out,” he added. “There will probably be no gas left in the gas station, no food, nowhere to go potty. If you’re coming, be prepared because it’s probably not going to be nice.”

Local law enforcement is worried about gridlocked traffic and whether emergency responders will be able to do their jobs.

Nye Sheriff Capt. David Boruchowitz said people should not come.

Leaders of neighboring Lincoln County temporarily approved a similar emergency declaration last week, citing the same concerns about their community’s ability to host thousands of visitors. The county has approved two events in tiny towns of Hiko and Rachel for Sept. 20-22.

In the town of Alamo, about 90 miles north of Las Vegas, along U.S. Route 93, local business owners are preparing for the onslaught of visitors and the traffic.

“It’s going to crash these whole towns. It’s going to kill us,” said Pam Broxson, a local inn owner. “It’s going to devastate us, but I’m prepared as we can possibly get.”

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Madeleine Westerhout Out As Trump’s Personal Assistant: Reports

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President Donald Trump’s personal assistant, Madeleine Westerhout, is no longer part of the administration as of Thursday, according to reports.

The 27-year-old’s sudden resignation reportedly came after the president discovered that she shared details about the Trump family and Oval Office operations at a recent off-the-record dinner with reporters in New Jersey, according to a New York Times report that cited two anonymous sources familiar with the departure. Politico later confirmed the exit.

Westerhout was reportedly deemed a “separated employee” immediately after Trump learned of her actions and would not be allowed to return on Friday to the White House, the Times reported.

The White House did not immediately respond to a request for comment on the director of Oval Office operations’ departure. Westerhout’s desk sat outside the Oval Office since the first day of Trump’s presidency, according to the Times.

Before her job as the president’s gatekeeper, Westerhout was an assistant to Republican National Committee Chief of Staff Katie Walsh, ProPublica reported. At the same time, she appeared in the public sphere in 2016 as the “greeter” for important figures visiting the president-elect at Trump Tower, according to The Washington Post.

Prior to that, Westerhout interned for Mitt Romney’s 2012 presidential campaign, volunteered for then-state Sen. John Kuhn (R-S.C.) and interned for then-Rep. John Campbell (R-Calif.), according to the Charleston Post and Courier.

Politico reported that many officials from Trump’s 2016 campaign were allegedly cautious of Westerhout because she joined the Trump transition from the RNC instead of being an original loyalist to the president. Other RNC alums that joined Trump’s administration only to leave are former chief of staff Reince Priebus, former press secretary Sean Spicer and former deputy chief of staff Katie Walsh.

According to White House records, Westerhout was making $130,000 a year as both the “executive assistant to the president” and the “special assistant to the president,” the latter a position the Post says ranks below both White House counselor Kellyanne Conway and former deputy press secretary Raj Shah.

When veteran journalist Bob Woodward tried to interview the president for his book last year by going through Conway and Shah, Trump told him he should have gone through Westerhout instead.

“Did you speak to Madeleine?” Trump asked Woodward, according to the Post’s transcript of the August 2018 conversation between the two, to which the journalist replied no.

“Madeleine is the key,” he said. “She’s the secret.”

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Coast Guardsman, 19, charged with murdering fellow seaman in Alaska

A 19-year-old Coast Guardsman has been arrested and charged with murdering a fellow seaman in Alaska this past January, the Coast Guard announced Thursday.

Seaman Ethan Tucker, of Ludington, Mich., was charged with several violations of the Uniform Code of Military Justice (UCMJ), including murder, involuntary manslaughter, aggravated assault, maiming, obstructing justice, making a false official statement and failure to obey a regulation, the Coast Guard Pacific Area Public Affairs said.

Tucker was charged Wednesday after the branch conducted a seven-month investigation into the death of Seaman Ethan Kelch, 19, who was found unresponsive Jan. 27 along the shore of Amaknak Island. Kelch, a native of Virginia Beach, Va., was said to have been hit in the head before being left for dead in the water, according to Tucker’s charging document.

Responders performed CPR, but Kelch was pronounced dead at a nearby clinic.

Tucker allegedly said he injured his hand when he punched a steel bulkhead upon learning about Kelch’s death, the charging document stated.

Both seamen had been assigned to the Coast Guard Cutter Munro, which had been docked in Dutch Harbor for repairs.

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Coast Guard cutters, including the Douglas Munro (WHEC 724), sitting moored in Kodiak, Alaska, this past May. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Ensign Jacob Marx, File)

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Coast Guard Senior Petty Officer NyxoLyno Cangemi told The Associated Press the seamen worked together in various jobs while assigned to the Munro.

“As both were seamen aboard the ship, they would have quite a bit of interactions with each other in the duties,” Cangemi said.

Tucker was transferred to the Alameda, Calif., Coast Guard base in June after the investigation had been launched, Cangemi said, and was assigned to the security division there.

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“He was being investigated at the time, but working in the security division allowed him appropriate supervision by base security,” Cangemi said.

If he’s found guilty, Tucker could face life in prison, dishonorable discharge from the military and forfeiture of all his pay and allowances.

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Tucker was being held at Naval Consolidated Brig Miramar in San Diego, where he’s awaiting an Article 32 hearing to determine if there will be a court-martial trial.

“Since our shipmate’s untimely passing, we have been in contact with his family to provide as much support as possible throughout this tragic and difficult time,” Lt. Cmdr. Stephen Brickey said in a statement. “The charges today are the result of the Coast Guard’s steadfast desire to gather all the facts and seek justice.”

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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Biden pushes back on report refuting disputed war story: ‘I don’t see what the problem is’

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Former Vice President Joe Biden responded Thursday to a Washington Post report claiming that a military story he shared on the campaign trail “never happened,” saying in an interview “I don’t know what the problem is.”

The Democratic frontrunner’s blunder took place earlier this month when Biden recounted a story he claimed to be “God’s truth” at a campaign stop in New Hampshire.

Biden offered an emotional account of his decision to travel to Afghanistan, despite concerns about visiting a war-torn area, in order to honor a Navy captain for retrieving the body of his dead comrade during battle.

According to Biden, he brushed off concerns about the risk of him traveling to the deadly area. “We can lose a vice president,” he said, recounting his words to a crowd during an event on Friday. “We can’t lose many more of these kids. Not a joke.” His story involved the captain dramatically telling Biden he didn’t want the medal because his comrade ended up dying.

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The Washington Post reported Thursday that the event “never happened,” after speaking with a dozen military and campaign sources.

“It appears as though the former vice president has jumbled elements of at least three actual events into one story,” The Post’s Matt Viser and Greg Jaffe wrote. “In the space of three minutes, Biden got the time period, the location, the heroic act, the type of medal, the military branch and the rank of the recipient wrong, as well as his own role in the ceremony.”

During an interview on Washington Post columnist Jonathan Capehart’s Cape Up podcast, Biden acknowledged that he had not read the report but stood firm against the criticism.

“I have not read the article but my response is similar to a story you had about the fact that, you know, ‘Joe Biden, you know talked about the assassination of Barack Obama.’ Well, everybody understood the context. It was a totally different context that it was all about. Later, everybody clarified it,” Biden began. “There was no gaffe there. I was making the point to a group of young people that imagine if your generation were confronted with the things that happened in mine.”

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“The assertion I made was there was a young man who I attempted to pin a medal on at the request of the commander and he said, ‘I don’t want it. He died, he died’ Well, it turns out that’s true,” Biden continued. “There was a separate incident that occurred at a different time and a different circumstance, but what I was talking about was a young man- I mean, what was the gaffe when I said there was a young man I tried to pin a medal on and he said, ‘I don’t want it, sir. He died, he died, he died.’

“It was a young man, my recollection was, that he pulled a colleague of his out of a burning humvee and he risked his life doing it and the young man died that he tried to save. His commander has asked me to pin a medal on him when I was in theater and when I went to do it, he said ‘I don’t want it, sir. He took it, I pinned it on him, but he said, ‘He died, sir. He died.

“I was making the point about how courageous these people are, how incredible they are, this generation of warriors, these fallen angels we lost. And I don’t know what the problem is. I mean, what is it that I said wrong?”

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Capehart then read an excerpt from the Post’s report; “Almost every detail in this story appears to be incorrect based on interviews with more than a dozen U.S. troops, their commanders, and Biden campaign officials. It appears as though the former vice president has jumbled elements of at least three actual events into one story of bravery, compassion, and regret that never happened.”

“You just confirmed it happened,” Biden shot back.

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'They took no action': Colorado woman files lawsuit after prison video shows her giving birth alone in jail

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A Colorado woman was left alone in a cell while giving birth and jail deputies and nurses failed to provide adequate care, according to a federal lawsuit filed Wednesday in U.S District Court in Colorado. 

The lawsuit calls the day Diana Sanchez gave birth to her son “a day of unnecessary terror, pain, and humiliation that continues to cause her ongoing emotional trauma.” 

A surveillance video from the Denver County Jail provided by Sanchez’s lawyer, Mari Newman, shows Sanchez lying on a cell bed, crying out alone in a jail cell before she pulls off her underwear and gives birth to her son.

The lawsuit states Sanchez was “screaming in pain” and that a deputy was sent to get a nurse, but that nurse allegedly told the deputy “not to bother him until he was off the phone.” 

There is no one else in the cell when Sanchez’s baby is delivered — someone briefly enters the frame prior to the boy’s birth and then exits. Sanchez’s baby is tended to after he is born. The lawsuit states a deputy “could see the baby was crowning” and that deputy called for a nurse.

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“Throughout this entire time, Ms. Sanchez’s painful labor was obvious to jail and medical staff alike, via a video feed from her cell,” the lawsuit states.

“Despite the fact that Denver and Denver Health medical staff were supposed to be monitoring her via video, they took no action to provide the emergency medical care that was so obviously necessary.” 

According to the lawsuit, Sanchez’s baby, identified as “Baby J.S.M,” didn’t receive proper medical care after he was born. 

“No nurse at the Denver County jail took any steps to provide necessary care to address risk factors to Baby J.S.M. associated with Ms. Sanchez’s use of prescribed methadone or other high-risk prenatal issues,” the lawsuit stated.

It added, “Denver and Denver Health’s failure to provided Baby J.S.M. with even the most basic post-delivery care was not just negligent, it was deliberately indifferent to his obvious, serious medical needs.” 

Sanchez was booked into the Denver County Jail on July 14, 2018. According to the lawsuit, Denver Health personnel noted Sanchez was more than eight months pregnant and that her due date was Aug. 9.

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The lawsuit also said Sanchez was at risk for premature birth. She was examined on July 30 and told by a nurse that she needed to receive immediate medical attention if she “started having contractions if she had noticed any fluid leaking from her vagina,” according to the lawsuit. 

When she went into labor the next day, Sanchez informed deputies and Denver Health nurses “at least eight times that morning, informing them each time she was experiencing contractions,” according to the lawsuit.

Sanchez gave birth to her son at 10:44 a.m. on July 31, after first informing deputies she was in labor at about 5 a.m., according to the lawsuit. 

Newman told USA TODAY that Sanchez was booked after she wrote a check off her sister’s bank account, “something [Sanchez] takes full responsibility for,” Newman said. 

“The fact that she is in jail is exactly why they had the legal and moral responsibility to provide her with medical care,” Newman said. “Every person in custody has a basic constitutional right to medical care and they abjectly failed to provide it here.”

The city and county of Denver, Denver Health and Hospital Authority, and six individuals — two nurses and four sheriff’s deputies — are named as defendants in the lawsuit, which states the defendants acted with “deliberate indifference” to Sanchez’s pregnancy, labor, delivery and need for medical attention.

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The lawsuit claims an internal investigation determined that “there were no policy violations or misconduct on the part of any” Denver Sheriff Department personnel. 

“We empathize with anyone who is in jail while pregnant, including Ms. Sanchez,” Denver Sheriff Department spokeswoman Daria Serna said in a statement. “We contract with Denver Health Medical to provide comprehensive medical care at both of our jails. 

“Denver Health medical professionals are housed in the jail facilities and have dedicated medical units to provide medical services for those in our care. Ms. Sanchez was in the medical unit and under the care of Denver Health medical professionals at the time she gave birth.”

The Denver Sheriff Department has changed its policies to require pregnant inmates in any stage of labor are immediately taken to the hospital, Serna said.

“Unfortunately, because there is a lawsuit pending, we are unable to provide further comment at this time,” the statement said.

In a statement, Denver Health declined to comment on the lawsuit. 

“Denver Health provides high quality medical care to thousands of inmates every year,” said Denver Health spokesperson Simon Crittle . “Our patients are our number one priority and we make every effort to ensure they receive the proper care.” 

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