“The death of Emily Rice was tragic and unnecessary,” Rice family attorney Darold Killmer said. “We are proud to have secured several significant policy changes to ensure that patients – and especially patients in custody at the jail – receive the quality health care to which the are entitled.”
Those changes – called “Emily’s Rights” – are to include enhanced training for employees at the jail and the hospital as well as the assurance the patients transferred from Denver Health into custody will have their vital signs more closely monitored. Denver Health also agreed to pay the family of Emily Rice $4 million dollars. Emily’s family still has claims unsettled against the City of Denver as well as seventeen Deputies, Sergeants and Captains in the Denver Sheriff’s Department.
For Westword’s original piece on Emily’s death, click here. -- Adam Cayton-Holland