USA: Police State

NYPD Suspends Cop Who Stopped Mom of Dying Girl

Mili Note: First they denied it was one of their cops, then they act surprised when it was.  Note that he’s not being arrested or charged with any crime.  Don’t worry, folks, he’s talking to his “union representative” about this.  I’m sure he’ll come out of all this just fine.  They’ll transfer him to another department, say that he was “disciplined and fired” and he’ll go on working at some other precinct with (at worst) a few days’ pay lost over the whole ordeal.  Feel free to bust out your NYPD t-shirts and go all dizzy next Saturday as planned.

by Russell Goldman, ABCNews

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.

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