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Not sure where to begin. My 23 year old niece Lea was

Hello, and not sure where to begin. My 23 year old niece Lea was arrested 12/23/16. She started having chest pains the night she was arrested, and was kept in jail for 4 days. During the 4 days, she became more ill. Vomiting, fever, etc. after asking for help multiple times it was apparent that the guards weren't going to get help for her.My niece died about 6 days later due to MRSA and black mold in her bloodstream. She had 2 small children under age 5, who DHS took into custody. Our family is devastated to say the least.i need to know if her civil liberties were violated by the jail not listening to her pleas for help.Also many of the girls in the cell were furious because the guards would not help Lea. When Lea was first admitted to the hospital and after test were ran, asked why the family didn't get her help sooner. The Dr.said what Lea had was treatable if the infection hadn't spread to far. Despite the Dr.'s attempt it was to no avail and passed on 1/7/16. Lea had become addicted to meth approximately the last 6 months of her life. The jail was completely filthy with black mold all over the shower wall. She lived in a small town in Ozark, AR. The day Lea was arrested, The police were looking for her brother who had a warrant out. Late that afternoon her brother showed up at her moms house. Lea was there. The police came in and arrested Her brother, her and my sister, (Lea's mom) and charged them with harboring a criminal.We do not know if Lea became sick due to the needle or Jail but. What I'm concerned about is the jail not helping her. They( the police) may have seen Lea as just a junkie and not worthey of help but she was the same beautiful soul that was always, kind, loving and helpful and got lost because her husband talked her into trying a needle. I do not want her death to be in vain and do not want another family to lose their loved one from neglect. Lea tried to get into a rehab several times but the waiting list was always too long. She had been clean for 2 days before being arrested. The Dr ran a drug test on Lea in the hospital and it came back clean. She was trying to get clean and start her life over so that her and the kids could have a good life. If anyone can give me any advice on this and know if the jail had any responsibility in her death I would like to know. I am doing this on behalf of my sister, Lea's mom, who is too tore up to inquire about this on her own at this time and asked me to try to get some answers. Thank you, sincerely ***** *****

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My ex has accused me of a crime and got me arrested and now she is calling all my friends and family personnally to tell them what she says i have done. and now i hear she is telling anyone she runs into about what she did and is telling them i confessed to the crime in order to get them to believe it. is this defamation of character?JA: Since laws vary from place to place, what state is this in? And when did this happen?Customer: colorado this year sept 28,2016 so we are still in court.JA: Has anything been filed or reported?Customer: yes there is a court case and numberJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: no that is it

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