Finally — a (semi) positive exchange between the police and a young Black male! A Teenager in Ft. Lauderdale Florida was able to get his arresting officer some much needed medical attention when the cop suffered a heart attack in the middle of booking him into jail.
A handcuffed teenager being booked into jail helped save a cop’s life after the officer collapsed in front of him with a heart attack.Jamal Rutledge was being charged with criminal mischief and burglary when Officer Franklin Foulks fell to the ground in front of him and started clasping at his chest inside the jailhouse in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.When Rutledge noticed the downed officer, he got up and kicked the fence, yelling for help.
Other officers showed up and were able to restart Foulks’s heart with a defibrillator then take him to hospital after the medical emergency last September.Doctors said that if the rescue had taken much longer, Foulks would have died.Video footage from the jailhouse shows Rutledge squatting in the corner with his hands cuffed behind his back while Foulks fills out paperwork.Rutledge was being booked for charges of violation of probation for criminal mischief and burglary, according to NBC Miami.Good for that young man! But we’re curious..did they still toss him in the slammer after he helped out?