After three days of denying that one of their own could be so stonehearted, the New York Police Department admitted that a uniformed officer indeed stopped a desperate mother as she rushed her dying daughter to a nearby hospital.
Witnesses say the cop refused the 11-year-old Brooklyn girl CPR and blocked her frantic mother's car with his own squad car as she tried to rush the asthmatic girl to the hospital on Sunday.
On Tuesday evening, Police Officer Olfonso Mendez, 30, was forced to turn over his gun and shield and was suspended without pay for his role in a traffic stop that may have resulted in the death of Briana Ojeda, police said.
Police said the incident was "still under investigation." Mendez is expected to face administrative charges of failing to take proper action and report the incident, but he has not been charged with a crime.
What do you think should happen, if anything?
Answer by UpSheRises at 9:06 AM on Sep. 3, 2010
Answer by colethky at 9:20 AM on Sep. 3, 2010
Answer by Zakysmommy at 9:13 AM on Sep. 3, 2010
Answer by mommy11260 at 9:16 AM on Sep. 3, 2010
Answer by UpSheRises at 9:45 AM on Sep. 3, 2010
Answer by mommy11260 at 9:05 AM on Sep. 3, 2010
Answer by matthewscandi at 9:12 AM on Sep. 3, 2010
Answer by mamacita69930 at 9:12 AM on Sep. 3, 2010
Answer by wildflowers25 at 9:15 AM on Sep. 3, 2010
either way...if he did give the girl cpr and she died from him GIVING they would still have his ass.
Nope, they can't sue or fire him for his trying to help. All he had to do was let the mother go to the hospital like she was trying, he was being high and mighty and wasn't going to let her go anywhere. Asthma attacks are very dangerous and a child can be saved if they get help soon enough, he got in the way of her getting help, if he can't use better judgement than that he doesn't need to be working around people. It is against the law for someone who knows CPR to deny helping someone in trouble. Especially a cop. He should be charged with involuntary manslaughter.
Answer by matthewscandi at 9:19 AM on Sep. 3, 2010
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