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Medical attention for people in custody

Just because a person suddenly reports chest pain or breathing problems doesn’t mean they are faking

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You have probably had an arrestee suddenly claim to have chest pain or difficulty breathing. You might have thought they were faking it to avoid going to jail. In this tip, risk management expert and Lexipol co-founder Gordon Graham outlines why you should always summon appropriate medical personnel.

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Gordon Graham has been actively involved in law enforcement since 1973. He spent nearly 10 years as a very active motorcycle officer while also attending Cal State Long Beach to achieve his teaching credential, USC to do his graduate work in Safety and Systems Management with an emphasis on Risk Management, and Western State University to obtain his law degree. In 1982 he was promoted to sergeant and also admitted to the California State Bar and immediately opened his law offices in Los Angeles.