Was it the states fault if the police arrived in the crime scene after 10 minutes? 6 Answers as of March 31, 2013

My boyfriend was shot. The police came after 10 minutes. They didn’t do anything to him. I didn’t know he was dead for two hours already. When I sat by his side, he was still alive. Was it the states fault that the police arrive after two minutes?

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Furlong & Drewniak PLLC
Furlong & Drewniak PLLC | Thaddeus Furlong, Esq.
There is no "two minute" rule in response times. The family of your boyfriend may have a civil case against the county that was supposed to respond, but not criminal.
Answer Applies to: Virginia
Replied: 3/31/2013
Michael Breczinski
Michael Breczinski | Michael Breczinski
No 10 minutes is still pretty fast.
Answer Applies to: Michigan
Replied: 3/25/2013
Edward  D. Dowling IV Attorney at Law
Edward D. Dowling IV Attorney at Law | Edward D. Dowling IV
This is not my area of expertise. You should consult an attorney ( probably a Civil Rights attorney ) familiar with this type of situation.
Answer Applies to: New York
Replied: 3/22/2013
Cynthia Henley, Lawyer
Cynthia Henley, Lawyer | Cynthia Henley
Unfortunately there is no recovery from the police as they did not shoot him and it would probably be very, very difficult to prove the delay contributed to the death (because it clearly did not cause it.)
Answer Applies to: Texas
Replied: 3/21/2013
Freeborn Law Offices, P.S.
Freeborn Law Offices, P.S. | Steve Freeborn
Doubtful. There are many factors that must be considered location of the shooting, time of day, the location of the closest officer capable of responding. You also say that when the police did arrive, "they did not do anything". They may not have been medically qualified to do anything, or, there was nothing they could do, based upon the severity of the injury.
Answer Applies to: Washington
Replied: 3/21/2013
    Lawrence Lewis
    Lawrence Lewis | Lawrence Lewis, PC
    Who shot your boyfriend? That is the person responsible for his death, NOT the slow responding police.
    Answer Applies to: Georgia
    Replied: 3/21/2013
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