Five Denver nurses suspended for opening body bag to admire man’s genitals

Aris Folley,

Five nurses were suspended for three weeks after allegedly opening up a body bag to inappropriately view a deceased patient's genitals.

According to a spokesperson at the Denver Health Medical in Colorado, the incident was reported to administrators after another nurse overheard the five discussing in admiration the size of the deceased patient's genitals.

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“Multiple staff members viewed the victim while he was incapacitated, including after he was deceased,” a Denver Police report said, according to the Denver Post. “The complainant, Risk Management for Denver Health, made a mandatory report.”

Four of the five employees involved have yet to return to the hospital, and one reportedly no longer works at Denver Health but was not terminated because of the incident, a spokesman confirmed Tuesday.

Denver 7 Investigates reported the incident occurred earlier this year, allegedly between March 31 and April, but wasn't reported to hospital administrators until May.

The names of the suspended nurses also have not yet been made public, in addition to their respective medical units. Police reportedly allowed the hospital to handle the matter internally.