Woman dies in back of officer's RV

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CHICAGO (WLS) -- The household of 35-year-old Treasure Hendrix has filed a wrongful decease suit against a Chicago constabulary serviceman aft she died successful the backmost of his RV successful August.

The suit alleges that Charlie Bell, who was a CPD serviceman astatine the time, gave Hendrix drugs which led to her death. Bell resigned from the section a week aft the incident.

Cynthia Hendrix said her bosom has been shattered by the nonaccomplishment of her daughter.

"My archetypal born. The 1 that made maine a mother. I don't get slumber astatine night. I don't devour nary more. My kid is gone," she said.

In the recently filed lawsuit, the household claims Bell "offered Ms. Hendrix amerciable drugs connected August 18th and/or August 19th of 2021."

"He had a narration with a young lady, took vantage of that relationship, and we judge connected accusation and the household believes helium supplied drugs for her connected that evening oregon someway facilitated drugs, and did not support her erstwhile helium had the accidental to support her erstwhile she was staying successful his home," said lawyer Gregory Kulis.

The Cook County Medical Examiner ruled Hendrix's decease an accidental overdose, and recovered ethanol, cocaine, fentanyl and methamphetamine successful her system.

According to the constabulary report, Bell claims helium spent clip with her earlier that time and that she came backmost to his RV that nighttime drunk and high.

Her household said portion Hendrix did similar to drink, she didn't usage hard drugs.

"We're going to inquire for texts, immoderate we tin find to find what truly happened that night," Kulis said.

According to the constabulary report, Bell told officers connected country that helium recovered Hendrix unconscious the adjacent morning. He told constabulary helium tried to resuscitate her, but she was unresponsive. But the suit alleges Bell "failed to find if Ms. Hendrix needed aesculapian aid," and "failed to contact, notify, oregon different alert exigency unit that Ms. Hendrix was severely intoxicated oregon impaired."

"And unceremoniously Officer Bell resigned from the section and that section abruptly closes and the beingness of Treasure Hendrix abruptly closes," Kulis added.

The Chicago Police Department said Bell resigned from the section connected August 26, a week aft Hendrix died. In a statement, CPD said a decease probe remains ongoing, and that "there is an unfastened probe into the allegations made by the victim's family."

"I'm a mother, and if you person children and thing similar this occurred, you would privation to answer, too," said Cynthia Hendrix.

The suit besides cites the Drug Dealer Liability Act, which is an Illinois Law that provides civilian remedies to idiosyncratic injured arsenic a effect of amerciable cause use.

ABC7 reached retired to Charlie Bell, but has not heard back.

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