A Denver sheriff’s deputy was fired for ignoring a woman incarcerated inside the Denver Downtown Detention Center who suffered multiple lengthy epileptic seizures over several hours that caused her severe bruising and scrapes to her head and body.

Two deputies, Sarah Bautista and Zoe Vigil, watched at a cell window as the woman rolled on the floor during a seizure before lying motionless, face down. Neither deputy did anything about it.

A separate time, Bautista walked past the cell on routine rounds and glanced through the window at the woman flailing on the ground. Bautista did not break her stride.

“While witnessing (the inmate’s) behavior, neither Deputy Bautista nor Deputy Vigil appeared in the video to be asking her if she was all right, the cell door was not opened, and medical was not called,” according to a Denver Public Safety discipline letter obtained by The Denver Post through an open-records request.

Bautista, who was assigned to the housing unit where the woman was held last year, was fired for her inaction, failing to complete one of the required rounds that morning and failing to note any of the inmate’s erratic behavior. In her internal affairs interviews, Bautista did not show regret for how she acted that day.

Bautista said she “did not feel that there was anything that should have been done other than what I did,” according to her discipline letter.

Vigil was suspended for 22 days without pay. During her interview with internal affairs staff, she said that she tried to get help for the inmate and said she should have called for psychiatric help immediately. A third deputy, Amanda Steckman, will face 10 days suspension for missing a round that morning in the same housing unit and not recording the woman’s behavior in a jail log.

“(The inmate’s) unusual behavior went on for several hours without being monitored, or was witnessed without deputy intervention, both being neglect of duty and in violation of policy,” Bautista’s discipline letter said.

The inmate, who is identified by initials in the discipline letters, suffered at least five lengthy seizures — for a total of 36 minutes — between the hours of 6 a.m. and noon on Feb. 2, 2018. About 7 a.m. that morning, the woman knocked on her cell door and waved through the window in an attempt to get someone’s attention. But nobody came.

The woman arrived at the Downtown Detention Center on Jan. 31, 2018, and suffered a seizure in the intake area. She was then examined by a nurse, who noted the woman had an electric device implanted in her chest designed to stop epileptic seizures. She was then housed in a cell with a camera for her safety.

During one of the woman’s episodes, Bautista and Vigil watched through the cell window as the woman rolled around on the ground and acted erratically but did nothing, according to the discipline letter. Bautista also did not record the behavior in the jail’s log system or tell other deputies. She also said she didn’t remember monitoring the video feed from the woman’s cell that morning and that she did not know about the inmate’s seizure history.

When another deputy reported for duty that afternoon, she saw the woman rolling around on the ground in the cell, mumbling and not responding to questions. The deputy also noticed the woman had a large knot on her forehead, a black eye as well as bruises and scrapes on her arm and face, which the woman had not had when the deputy left her shift earlier that morning. She didn’t understand how the woman incurred those injuries since she was housed alone and jail logs showed she hadn’t left the cell.

Deputies then called a nurse and reported the injuries to supervisors. The supervisors reviewed the camera footage from the woman’s cell, which showed her stumbling around, falling and having repeated seizures through the early morning. The video showed the woman falling face-first on the floor from a standing position multiple times. During her many falls, she hit her head on the floor, bunk and metal chair.

One sheriff’s captain called the video “gut-wrenching” and said he couldn’t watch the entire video because it was so disturbing.

“A review of the video clearly shows that this inmate was not protected from harm, was not treated humanely, her dignity was not respected by failing to assist her during her apparent seizures and Deputy Bautista lacked professionalism in dealing with this situation,” her discipline letter states.