Ex-Detroit EMT charged, accused of not responding to emergency call

  • Source: WJRT-TV ABC 12
  • Published: 04/19/2017 09:06 AM

A former emergency medical technician has been charged after medical response was delayed to a Detroit home where an eight-month-old girl was having trouble breathing and later died. The Wayne County prosecutor's office says 45-year-old Ann Marie Thomas was arraigned Wednesday on a willful neglect of duty charge. Prosecutors say Thomas' EMS vehicle was stopped and parked less than a mile from the northwest Detroit home on May 30, 2015. Another emergency medical technician was sent to the home, but I'Nayah Wright-Trussel later died. The city of Detroit fired Thomas on June 24, 2015. The girl's family later filed a civil lawsuit against Thomas, the city and the Detroit Fire Department. Thomas was not represented Wednesday by an attorney. An April 28 pretrial hearing is scheduled.


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