Black Patient Who Was Arrested for Taking a Walk While Hooked Up to an IV Speaks Out

HeadlineJul 03, 2019

A black patient who was arrested outside an Illinois hospital last month is speaking out about his experience. Twenty-four-year-old Shaquille Dukes and his partner and brother were arrested while they were taking a walk near the hospital where Dukes was being treated for pneumonia. This was despite the fact that he was wearing a hospital gown and had an IV drip in his arm at the time. In a Facebook post, Dukes said a hospital security guard called the police and accused him of stealing the IV equipment to resell on eBay. Dukes has since filed a complaint for “unfair and biased conduct by responding officers.”

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