The police claim the young woman failed to make restitution for an outstanding warrant. The young girl thought the matter had been resolved.
The Tampa Tribune reports:
Are you outraged yet? If not ... read on.
Police are reviewing their policies after the arrest, which one victim's advocate said could have "a chilling effect" on the rape investigation, the woman's well-being and the desire of future victims to contact police.
The woman's family is outraged.
Irate that her daughter was thrown in jail, instead of treated with even a modicum of compassion the mother was further outraged
. . . that a jail nurse prevented her daughter from taking a second dose of emergency contraception prescribed by a nurse at a clinic as part of a rape examination. The jail nurse, said the mother and the victim's attorney, denied the medication for religious reasons.The least that should happen is that the nurse should be fired. In my opinion the police department owes this young woman damages for the way she was treated. If you agree, contact the Chief of Police at: