Frank P. Rorick died on Tuesday evening of last week. His friends accuse the police of neglect in this case. They assert that Mr. Rorick, on the Saturday before, on the corner of Spring and First streets, had a hemorrhage of the lungs and fell to the ground. He was picked up and carried in the police patrol wagon to the receiving hospital, and was then taken to his room by the city physician in the wagon. The dead man’s friends also claim that he was obliged to walk up a long flight of stairs to reach his room, just after having lost a frightful amount of blood by the hemorrhage. They also say they were not notified of his condition from Saturday until Monday, and they think he could have lived much longer had he been kept in the hospital.
Source: Los Angeles Daily Herald, October 14, 1891.