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Family suing city of Snyder, claiming they were prohibited from performing CPR on man


The lawsuit was filed Nov. 28 in Lubbock federal court on behalf of Darlene Bollinger and her daughter Debra Bollinger, and asks for an unspecified amount of money.

The lawsuit alleges Benny Bollinger, the husband of Darlene Bollinger and father of Debra Bollinger, was alive when Snyder police officers arrived at their home on Dec. 6, 2009, in response to a 911 call.

The officers immediately restrained Debra Bollinger, took her in a separate room and forced her to stop CPR, the lawsuit states.

Darlene Bollinger also was prohibited from assisting, according to the lawsuit.

Snyder City Manager Merle Taylor said Thursday that the lawsuit is under review. The City Council has yet to be apprised about the details of the lawsuit, he said.

When emergency medical personnel arrived, they recommenced CPR and took Benny Bollinger to Cogdell Memorial Hospital in Snyder.


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