My question involves public health law in the State of: Minnesota
In May this year, my friend called in a welfare check on me in Wright County. She was 1.5 hrs away and was concerned that i was not responding to anyone she had checked with for about 24hrs and I was very depressed. She told the police it was not like me to be this unresponsive and was concerned about an attempted suicide.
The police did go to my door, got no answer. =
My 2nd floor window was open and tv was on. Car was there. They refused to do anything further. She was persistent for the next 1hr to no avail. The police would do no more. Eventually a civilian got a ladder and crawled through my window. They found me asperating and barely breathing. I had attempted suicide 24 hours earlier and was at death's door. Let me just say, that I had no intention of living and was in a state of mind that did not concider someone having to find me dead or barely alive.
How can police refuse to do a welfare check? I'm very thankful that a civilian took it into thier own hands to see if I was ok, but this seems so wrong! It should have been someone trained for this sort of thing that found me. And honestly, if they had not taken things into thier own hands, i probably wouldn't be here.
I thank God everyday I'm alive, but I'm concerned for others.
Why did the police refuse to enter my townhouse and isn't there something legally wrong with this?