Cop Who Ignored Dying NY Asthma Girl Identified, Suspended
This is a Public Service Announcement for everyone, police officers or not and in New York or elsewhere, who might some day confront a man, woman, or child who is flaring and struggling to breathe.
Let me write that again:
It doesn’t happen very often. Most asthmatics can do everything that people with more reliable airways do, and they pass away at the end of their long, full lives from something else entirely. But occasionally, and often with no warning, fatal asthma attacks do happen, and every second counts.
– Do not underestimate the danger of a serious asthma attack.
– Do not refuse to administer CPR if you are trained in it.
Most of all, do not forget this story of Briana Ojeda, may she rest in peace, and the NYPD officer who walked away as she died.
She was only 11 years-old.
My daughter’s age.