Is anyone out there asking themselves the same question as I am? Why doesn't the Benton County Jail seem to ever take any responsibility for the "sometimes mysterious" deaths that have occurred in the past 10 years in their jail?
The article that was on the front page (March 26) titled "Death called accident" should have read "Death ruled as homicide."
First red flag: Culp should have never been released to Benton County without his medication. Duh.
Second red flag: The article opens up and blatantly states that Culp was "dropped" on his head while being "combative" during a seizure? Really? Do I need to explain this one?
Never miss a local story.
Third red flag: The article later stated that Culp: "hit his head" while falling to the floor with officers that were carrying him. Which is it?
Fourth red flag: Having a grand mal seizure and being strapped to a restraining chair? Dead 15 minutes later from asphyxiation? Is anyone getting this?
My nephew Danny Peterson supposedly "choked himself out" during a term in their jail, while on suicide watch. Hmmm. Culp should have immediately -- without question -- been taken to the hospital. His death is on the turnkey's hands.
KEVIN D. DORREGO, Pasco