Woman Dies of Stroke After Police Did Not Believe She Was Ill

February 27, 2023

A 60-year-old woman died after being arrested for trespassing. Knoxville Tennessee Police have released more than an hour of body camera video of the arrest of Lisa Edwards. Edwards was discharged from Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center on February 5, and allegedly refused to leave the property. Hospital security called the police to remove her. Video shows Edwards insisting she was unwell and needed medical attention. Responding officers did not believe her. She died the next day. 

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