By Davy V.
Had a Chippewa Falls. Wisconsin Police officer put a dying man in his police cruiser and rushed him to a nearby hospital, after pulling over the man's girlfriend, who was rushing him to the hospital, that man may be alive.
But he's not.
That's because that cop detained 29-year old Casey Kressin and his girlfriend, as Kressin was having a severe asthma attack.
Perhaps even more disturbing, is that despite Kressin's girlfriend begging the officer to take her boyfriend to the hospital, the cop refused.
While Casey Kressin gasps for air on the side of a dark road.
Struggling to breathe as he takes his last few breaths.
The November 30th incident was captured on the police cruiser's dash cam video.
Here's the story:
A few seconds into the video, the Chippewa Falls Police officer turns around after seeing a vehicle traveling in the opposite direction.
The cop speeds and catches up with the vehicle, pulling it over.
That's when Casey Kressin and his girlfriend are seen exiting the vehicle, and Casey Kressin drops to the pavement, gasping for air.
Casey's girlfriend immediately behind to beg the police officer to rush her dying boyfriend to the hospital.
"He's going to die! He can't breathe!," Kressin's girlfriend is heard crying.
"Can you bring him to the hospital?", she asks the officer.
But the officer ignores her pleas, insisting that an ambulance is on the way.
After approximately 5 minutes and 50 seconds, the ambulance finally arrives.
But it was too late.
The ambulance took another 2 minutes and 30 seconds to get to the hospital.
Casey Kressin became unresponsive on the way.
He was pronounced dead at the hospital.
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WARNING VIDEO IS DISTURBING TO WATCH.
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