Would appreciate some thoughts and/or suggestions on this situation. Tale goes as follows:
I am an RN, as is my spouse RN, daughter RN, and son CRNA and have daughter and son who are radiologic technologists. Daughter RN is going through divorce and nasty child custody legality. Her husband has accused her of stealing narcotics, namely demerol and morphine from her place of employment (hospital). We have just recently discovered that this husband has gone to the administration where my husband RN and the son who is the Rad Tech are employed and told them that my husband was stealing demerol and morphine to give to our son the Rad Tech. My husband was observed for about 2 weeks in regard to his med administrations, this hospital uses pyxis. My husband and son were both told to give urine for testing, which both did and both test were clean. Administration and security have informed who the complaint came from, the son-in-law. He started calling and making the complaint and was very insistent and was told to bring his evidence and let them have a look.
Security took the evidence and kept it. Empty vials of morphine and demerol were not from this hospital. Both husband RN and son Rad Tech filed harassment charges with the local police department. I do not believe that son-in-law is aware that we know what he did. Charges filed, but yet to be press for issuing arrest warrants.
I would appreciate some opinions on how to handle this development. Should charges by husband RN and son Rad Tech be pushed against son-in-law? We are hesitant because we do not wish to look bad because of the child custody case, we don't want the judge to think this is a tic for tac situation. But, again, intregrity has been questioned and in our profession any accusations in regard to the narcotics that are in our control should be halted.
I would like to add that this son-in-law's mother has had me arrested because I supposely "throw a rock at her window and broke it." Now when the time comes to renew my license I have to answer yes to the questions about any arrests, etc. Son-in-law is a drug abuser, cocaine, thc, benzo's and his mother od'ed in my daughter's kitchen about 2 years ago., his father a convicted felon in regard to possession. Hospital records have been subpeonaed showing this son-in-laws positive results for his drugs and he is a drug seeker, complains about the same symptoms and always leaves with some type of pain med, an opiate, but does not test positive for that.
Someone tell me what they would do? Folks, let me add we are in the wrong profession if it's the pay we are after. An attorney is the way to go for income. This is in the state of Alabama and anyone can just walk into a courthouse and swear out a warrant for another. The accused gets to spend money while the "victim" gets the benefit of the DA's office and our tax dollars.