The ex-Denver prisoner, 26, sues law enforcement for forcing her to give birth alone in a prison cell
Baby Jordan came shaking on July 31, 2018, on a thin mattress in front of a toilet in a dirty prison cell in Denver County.
His mother, Diana Sanchez, 26, now sues Denver City and county officials after she says she was left screaming for hours more than a year ago, without anesthesia, no doctors, no family, or anyone to help her give birth.
The 26-year-old mother was detained on July 14 for identity theft charges, according to the Sheriff & # 39; s Department of Denver County.
Recently released security video shows the now one-year-old son of Sanchez getting up between her legs that day at 10.44 am, almost six hours after his mother told the prison guard that she was giving birth.
The guard reportedly refused to help Sanchez when her water broke an hour after her first plea, but a moment after Jordan appeared and took his first breath, a nurse who had watched Sanchez from outside the prison cell came in and plucked up her naked child.
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Diana Sanchez (photo), 26, sues Denver city and district officials for forcing her to give birth in a prison cell more than a year ago
Recently released prison video surveillance, Sanchez demonstrates to a Denver County prison guard that she went into operation around 5 am on July 31, 2018
The guard ignored Sanchez & 39's pleas for help for almost six hours, even after her water broke
Sanchez is seen to give birth to her son Jordan at 10.44 a.m.
A nurse, who reportedly saw Sanchez delivering her baby from outside of her cell, entered the room a moment after the baby appeared between his mother's legs
& # 39; (He) picks up the baby as if he has never seen one in his life, & # 39; told Sanchez & # 39; s lawyer Mari Newman KDVR. & # 39; I mean, the lack of any kind of compassion is amazing. & # 39;
Until then, Sanchez said the prison staff had refused to call an ambulance for her.
& # 39; I felt helpless. Nobody helped me. There were so many people and nobody actually raised a finger, & said the new mother days after the incident. & # 39; That pain, it's just, it's indescribable. What hurts me even more is the fact that nobody cared. & # 39;
Sanchez and her lawyers filed a lawsuit on Wednesday and claimed that the prison staff knew she was giving birth, but made a conscious decision not to take her to the hospital after she was booked because of the & # 39; inconvenient & # 39; used to be.
After an internal investigation, the Sheriff officials from Denver decided that none of their deputies or prison staff (photo) did anything wrong during the Sanchez trial
Sanchez's son, Jordan, is now more than a year old
Sanchez & # 39; s lawyer, Mari Newman, says the Denver prison staff refused to take her client to the hospital to give birth to her baby because it & # 39; inconvenient & # 39; used to be
& # 39; This lawsuit has been filed to hold officials accountable for having cruelly opted for convenience over compassion, & # 39; explained the lawsuit.
Rachime Herch, Nina Chacon, Alexandra Wherry, Michael Hart, Tysen Garcia and Justin Albee are also mentioned in the suit alongside the city and county of Denver and the Denver Health Medical Center.
A Sheriff spokeswoman from Denver County said Sheriff Patrick Firman: “Immediately ordered internal affairs to conduct an investigation to understand what happened,” after Sanchez delivered her baby.
Researchers determined that their delegates & # 39; took appropriate action under the given circumstances and followed relevant policies and procedures & # 39 ;, said the spokeswoman.
Since the incident, the sheriff's department has said it has clarified its policy to staff so that an ambulance is called when a prisoner is giving birth.
Denver Health declined to comment on the lawsuit.
Sanchez has scheduled a trial revocation hearing scheduled to take place at 1:30 pm on Sept. 12, Denver County Court records.
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