Friday, May 22, 2009

Coroner Concedes Office Could Have Handled Case Better

Dr. Frank Lloyd has gone from defending his office's handling of the transportation of a 750-pound deceased woman to admitting that his office could have handled her case better. The Star's Kevin O'Neal writes:

"You know how you hoist a car on a flatbed with a chain? That's how they took her up there," David Johnson said Thursday. He had taken care of Smith for the past four years.

Coroner Frank Lloyd Jr. said Smith's body could have been treated in a more sensitive manner. He said his office hopes to get equipment to accommodate similar instances in the future.

"The last time we had to do this was in 1997," Lloyd said. "Having been through this once, there are some steps we can take."

5 comments:

Seth Martin Ward said...

Are there not laws governing how a body is supposed to be treated? It's sickening that such actions can go on without some sort of disciplinary action being taking. So much for Hoosier values.....

artfuggins said...

It is refreshing to have a public official admit that things could have been handled better. We have too many who deny problems or blame others.

Downtown Indy said...

Frank Lloyd Wrong.

indyernie said...

"It is refreshing to have a public official admit that things could have been handled better. We have too many who deny problems or blame others."

"refreshing"?

Admitting the mistake in judgment only came after days of denial and public outcry.
Nobody at the coroner's office is sorry for their actions...they are sorry because they have been called out for their insensitivity.

Concerned Taxpayer said...

"Are there not laws governing how a body is supposed to be treated? It's sickening that such actions can go on without some sort of disciplinary action being taking..."

Remember, Seth...you're talking about a democrat. Laws and ethics only apply when the officeholder is republican.