Backlash after councilman asks city to disregard drug overdose calls

DAYTON, Ohio — An Ohio officer states one man continues to be elevated using the opioid-overdose antidote naloxone 20 occasions by police, but he still doesn’t agree having a city councilman who requested whether it’s feasible for emergency crews to prevent answering drug overdose calls.
    
Dayton Police Major John Johns informs the Dayton Daily News police force required an oath to safeguard existence, evaluating the problem to some first responder not doing CPR with an obese person simply because they have poor nutritional habits.
    
Middletown City Council member Dan Picard stated a week ago arresting individuals who overdose boosts the burden on taxpayers and strains a legal court system.
    
Picard is waiting his comments, saying “we have to place a fear about overdosing in Middletown.”

His comments received much attention and critique. 

“Councilman Picard’s comments went viral and we have received hate mail, national news coverage and overloaded voicemail and email in-boxes,” Middletown City Manager Douglas Adkins authored inside a blog publish on Wednesday.

“Except… nothing has changed… at all… whatsoever,” he ongoing. “We’re answering every call and rendering aid when needed. We give Narcan where it’s appropriate. Period.”

Based on the Cdc and Prevention, opioids wiped out greater than 33,000 individuals 2015, greater than any year on record.

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