Claude Green died of a heart attack in Welch, West Virginia in 2005 after the Police Chief physically prevented a friend of Green's from performing CPR on him. Police Chief Robert Bowman blocked the CPR because Green was gay, and Bowman assumed Green was also HIV positive. The ACLU filed a lawsuit on behalf of Green's surviving family members against the City of Welch and the Chief of Police for discrimination and preventing life-saving medical treatment.

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