A Denver nursing staff obsessed with another staff got suspended after they opened a dead man’s body bag to look at his staff one last time.
Five nurses at Denver Health Medical Center (who apparently are charter members of Necrophilia, Inc.) were vitally interested in the size of a man’s genitals, and not only uncovered him while he was incapacitated but even opened his body bag after he was dead to take another look.
The nurses’ actions, conducted between March 31 and April 3, were reported on May 8 after another nurse who was not part of the peeping group heard one of them make a comment about what had occurred. The nurse then reported the remark to hospital staff.
That prompted the group of nurses to be suspended for three weeks, according to Denver Health Medical Center spokesman Josh Rasmussen. He added that the nurses received discipline considered “serious,” but four nurses later returned to work. The discipline would be recorded in the nurses’ personal files, he said.
A Denver Police report stated, “Multiple staff members viewed the victim while he was incapacitated, including after he was deceased. The complainant, Risk Management for Denver Health, made a mandatory report.”
Denver District Attorney’s Office spokesman Ken Lane said a police officer and prosecutor “determined there was insufficient evidence to prove a crime was committed, no charges were filed,” adding that the the matter was referred “back to Denver Health to handle internally.”
The Denver Health Medical Center released this statement to The Huffington Post:
Their actions, which violated our policies and our Code of Conduct, were promptly reported to appropriate governmental authorities, including the Denver Police Department and the Colorado State Board of Nursing. An internal Denver Health investigation resulted in disciplinary action against all those responsible for the incident and the patient’s next of kin was notified.