Officers Raid Home, Take 11-Year-Old To Hospital
Jan 7, 2008 10:15 pm
NEW CASTLE, Colo. (AP) ― A tactical law enforcement team broke into Tom Shiflett’s home and took his 11-year-old son to hospital for court-ordered medical treatment for a minor head injury.
“Inappropriate is not nearly strong enough a word. It was gross irresponsibility and stupidity,” said Ross Talbott, owner of the Apple Tree Mobile Home Park south of
In the end, the injury wasn’t as severe as caseworkers from the Garfield County Department of Social Services thought when they went before a judge seeking a search warrant and order for medical treatment.
The doctor recommended fluids, Tylenol and ice to treat the bruises, according to a copy of Jon’s patient aftercare instructions.
Tom Shiflett, 62, who said he served as a medic in
Caseworkers who visited the family Friday reported seeing injuries that including a “huge hematoma” and a sluggish pupil.
Six of Tom and Tina Shiflett’s 10 children still live at home.
“In all there was not one shred of evidence found that we had done anything wrong or that Jon had not been properly cared for at home,” Tina Shiflett said.