Sabrina had had an accident the day before and needed immediate medical attention as her blood pressure was "skyrocketing."
Two Florida cops blocked a heavily pregnant woman and her husband from entering the hospital, per PEOPLE.
Kevin Enciso and his pregnant wife Sabrina Enciso trying to enter the hospital in Doral, Florida on July 28th. However, the entrance to the emergency room was blocked by two cops who were having a conversation with each other from their own cars. Sabrina had been in a car accident a day earlier and was instructed by her doctors to get to the hospital, as per WSVN-TV. “I am coming to the ER today because that’s what my doctor stated I needed to do, to make sure I don’t lose this child,” Sabrina said.
Sabrina, who also is an employee at the Jackson Memorial Hospital tried to engage with the two Miami-Dade police officers when they "refused" to get out of the couple's way, according to Kevin. reported HuffPost. “I’m having a lot of pain,” said Sabrina.
When the couple had tried to park, they were detoured. When Kevin honked at them to alert them about his presence behind them, one of the officers moved on but the other came over to Kevin's vehicle and didn't allow the couple to pass. The video of the encounter between the cop and the couple has been circulating on social media.
In the video, the officer tells Kevin to get out of his vehicle after he refused to produce his license. He also demanded Kevin to speak to his supervisor. While Kevin and the officer continued to have an argument, Sabrina said, "I think I'm getting ready to miscarry." The officer can be heard saying, "Oh so you're ok now," to which Sabrina replied, "Right now, no, I'm having a lot of pain."
A Miami-Dade Police spokesperson said the department has launched an internal investigation into the encounter. https://t.co/0FYoVwZrUY— HuffPost (@HuffPost) August 26, 2022
When the confrontation became heated, the officer called the paramedics to enquire about Sabrina's injuries rather than letting the couple into the emergency room. According to reports, the second officer joined the conversation and told Sabrina to have a seat near the entrance of the emergency room. First responders took her blood pressure which, according to her husband, was "skyrocketing," and then the couple was allowed to leave.
"It could've gone in a different direction, we would be having a different conversation," Sabrina said.
LOCAL 10 EXCLUSIVE - A South Florida couple expecting a child had a recent uncomfortable experience with a police officer outside a Miami-Dade hospital. https://t.co/7xy27dbaZi— WPLG Local 10 News (@WPLGLocal10) August 23, 2022
A spokesperson from Miami-Dade police force has stated that an internal investigation of the incident will be launched. "We do need to protect officers, but protecting officers is allowing them the ability to de-escalate and training them that every situation does not have to have a gun involved or sarcasm because that's only going to escalate emotions," attorney John Phillips told First Coast.
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