Prosecutor Kym Worthy has charged former Detroit emergency medical technician Ann Marie Thomas, 45, in connection with failing to respond to a medical dispatch. On May 30, 2015 at 5:42 p.m., near a home in the 19900 block of Glastonbury, it is alleged that Thomas intentionally delayed her response to a dispatch of an eight-month-old infant, who was struggling to breathe. It is further alleged that Thomas stopped driving her vehicle and parked less than a mile away from the location. Another EMT unit was dispatched to the location. The child died later on the same day. On June 24, 2015, the City of Detroit discharged Thomas from her employment.
Thomas has been charged with Willful Neglect of Duty, a misdemeanor with a maximum penalty of one year incarceration. She was arraigned this morning in 36th District Court. A pre-trial is scheduled for April 28, 2017 at 8:30 a.m. before 36th District Court Judge Roberta Archer. Thomas received a $25,000 personal bond.
*The charges are allegations and defendants are presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.