Tuesday, January 27, 2009

911 call records 17-year-old's death under restraints

Seventeen-year-old Faith Finley was a rebellious teen who had been in the custody of Summit County Children Services for months. In December, she suffocated while being restrained. The death has been ruled a homicide, but no one has yet been charged.

Now Ohio Gov. Ted Strickland has called for a new policy that could lead to a ban on the kind of face-down restraint that kept Faith Finley pinned to the floor.

Workers at Parmadale Family Services in Parma, Ohio, called 911 while trying to revive Finley. Recordings of the calls, on the website of the Cleveland Plain Dealer, are chilling.

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