TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — A woman who refused to leave a hospital when doctors discharged her died after she was forcibly removed by police, authorities said Tuesday.

Barbara Dawson, 57, collapsed Monday while being escorted in handcuffs from the Liberty Calhoun Hospital, where she went to seek treatment for breathing difficulties, said Blountstown Police Department chief Mark Mallory. Mallory said an officer had arrested Dawson for disorderly conduct and trespassing.

“firm Parks & Crump is representing the family of Barbara Dawson, 57. NAACP held emergency meeting”

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Florida woman dies after being forcibly removed from hospital in handcuffs