BALTIMORE – A Baltimore police lieutenant has been suspended and two officers placed on administrative leave after a prisoner they'd recently arrested collapsed in a cell from what authorities say was a "medical emergency."
Baltimore Police Commissioner Kevin Davis said Monday that the incident happened Sunday morning, when officers arrested a 52-year-old woman who had a warrant from Calvert County for failing to appear in court and took her to a police station.
Davis says officers first took the woman home briefly before bringing her to the station, but a spokesman said she was supervised during that stop. Davis said the woman was alone in the van and in her cell at the station.
Davis said he is "confident" that no force was used during her arrest and transport. The woman remains hospitalized.