Two Irving jail staff fired after inmate without medicine dies from diabetic attack; family moves toward lawsuit | Dallas Morning News


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Irving fired two jail supervisors Friday, after investigating how an inmate was held for nearly two days without access to medicine before suffering a fatal diabetic attack in her cell.

Meanwhile, the inmate’s family has hired a prominent civil rights lawyer as they move toward suing the city.

Jail staff knew that Sarah Tibbetts, 37, needed insulin after police arrested her on minor charges in early November.

Nearly 42 hours later, she collapsed in her cell and died of diabetic ketoacidosis, which is caused by lack of insulin.

Rebecca Tibbetts said she urged guards to hospitalize her daughter a day before the death, when jail staff phoned her in California and asked her to bring the insulin down.

“If someone could just fill in the ‘why’ for

via Two Irving jail staff fired after inmate without medicine dies from diabetic attack; family moves toward lawsuit | Dallas Morning News.

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