Saturday, 17 November 2007

Did not screen potential execution team members

The federal judge in the Harbison litigation la-
mented the fact that the Tennessee Department of Corrections
did not screen potential execution team members for substance
abuse or psychological disorders or test team members for drug
use prior to the execution. “This is a particular issue because
one of the paramedics – IV Team Member B – has a history of
drug and alcohol addiction and psychological disorders.” Harbi-
son v. Little, No. 3:06-1206, 2007 WL 2821230, at *15 (M.D.
Tenn. Sept. 19, 2007).

41 Morales v. Tilton, 465 F. Supp. 2d 972, 979 n.9 (N.D. Cal.

Harbison v. Little
Morales v. Tilton

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