Confidentiality's unintended consequences
And so Albert began working with the sheriff’s office to prove that his son was ill. Sheriff Donnie Harrison wanted to help, but needed documentation. And that’s where the system broke down. When Albert Gibson sought to obtain information regarding his son’s care, he was told that because his son was an adult the information was confidential.
Stephen died after four state troopers and a sheriff's deputy opened fire on him. Authorities say he had robbed a convenience store and led officers on a more than 70-mile car chase. According to the Highway Patrol, the officers shot at Gibson when they saw him holding a handgun as he emerged from the car.