Officer Jack McLamb (ret), the highest decorated police officer in the history of Phoenix, AZ, on behalf of the American Citizens & Lawmen Association of which he is President has called on Jeb Bush to open a criminal investigation in the case of Terri Schindler-Schiavo. McLamb is also a former hostage negotiator for the FBI.
His letter to Gov. Bush includes:
"We professional police investigators, [have determined] that there is evidence, witness statements (medical professionals and others) that point to the strong probability that the victim/witness Terri Schiavo was violently attacked on the day of her injuries and this is likely what caused her disability. There are medical professionals who substantiate that Mrs. Schiavo was strangled and the blood was cut off to her brain for at least 4 to 5 minutes causing her brain damage. X-rays show that she received broken bones and other injuries on or around the same time as her alleged health problem on the day in question.StopPress: The husband of brain-damaged Florida woman Terri Schiavo has ordered an autopsy after she dies to silence allegations his plan to cremate her body is aimed at hiding something, his lawyer said on Monday. [more]
"Testimony of witnesses state her husband Mr. Schiavo, even though being a trained nurse and did not start CPR at the scene of his wife's collapse. The emergency personal started CPR after they arrived which was some time after the "injuries" occurred.
"Additionally, a true detriment to any criminal investigation conducted after Mrs. Schiavo dies, is that Mr. Schiavo has scheduled a cremation of her body immediately after her death.
The purpose of the autopsy is deemed unrelated to the concerns expressed by the law officers above -which are not mentioned in the Reuters report. Rather according to Michael Schiavo's lawyer, George Felos, the autopsy will show the "massive" extent of the brain damage she suffered in 1990.
This defensive move lowers the risk of a Florida Federal(Jeb Bush) attempt to halt the planned cremation on the basis of preserving evidence. Interesting development.