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Brooklyn, NY - NYPD Cop Identified, Suspended for Failing to Help Girl Dying of Asthma

Published on: August 31, 2010 04:39 PM
Last updated on: August 31, 2010 07:57 PM
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Brooklyn, NY - A cop has been suspended by the NYPD for failing to assist a woman as she frantically drove her dying daughter to a hospital, police said Tuesday evening.

Police Officer Alfonso Mendez, 30, who is assigned to the NYPD’s 84th Precinct in downtown Brooklyn, was suspended Tuesday following an NYPD internal probe to identify the mystery cop blamed in the death of Briana Ojeda, 11, police said.

Mendez - who has been on the force for five years - was in uniform and on his way back from traffic court Friday when he saw Briana’s mother, Carmen Ojeda, turn the wrong way down a one-way street in Cobble Hill and sideswipe a car.

Mendez, who had been filling up his cruiser with gas at the 76th precinct stationhouse, stopped Ojeda, who was just a few blocks away from Long Island College Hospital.

Ojeda has said Mendez acted surly and claimed not know CPR, though all NYPD cops receive such training.

Police officials said Mendez did not call 911 and only followed Ojeda to the hospital, where Briana died.

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The incident set off a four-day search to figure out who the officer was.

Mendez has been suspended without pay. Briana’s funeral is set for tomorrow.



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 Aug 31, 2010 at 04:52 PM frombp Says:

ye its about time to after the NYPD crime is up its dinkies time its bad news in NYC

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 Aug 31, 2010 at 06:24 PM Worker Says:

Sorry.. But I don't see what the officer did wrong, a cop doesn't have oxygen and albuteral to administer and he let her go to the hospital, that was her choice, maybe he should of called an ambulance but its far from "failed to help"

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 Aug 31, 2010 at 06:55 PM ymtheman Says:

to #2 (worker) dont even go there,if this was ur kid or even a jewish kid u wud not be defending him,this is a tragic story,i have great respect 4 law enforcement but this is unjustified and unacceptable!

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 Aug 31, 2010 at 07:17 PM Anon Ibid Opcit Says:

#2 - He boxed them in and delayed them long enough for the girl to die. For that alone he should hang.

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 Aug 31, 2010 at 07:29 PM enlightened-yid Says:

What's unjustified and unacceptable? A woman was driving recklessly on the wrong way of a street swiping cars. The cop pulled her over as any cop would. He then let her go once he learned the situation and followed her to the hospital. The fact that he didn't perform CPR doesn't matter. If he called for an ambulance and waited longer she still would have been dead. The child's mother is more guilty for not being prepared with emergency inhaler,asthma meds and learning CPR herself. This child has history of previous asthma attacks. Asthmatic people I know carry a kit with them all the time just in case they have an attack.

Tragic and unfortunate ending, but the cop is not guilty of anything. Someone wants to make money off this incident.

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 Aug 31, 2010 at 09:10 PM Bezalel Says:

#5, How about the fact that the cop apparently didn't report the incident? Instead of trying to defend his actions and the department, he hoped to escape being identified.

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 Aug 31, 2010 at 09:14 PM Anonymous Says:

Reply to #2  
Worker Says:

Sorry.. But I don't see what the officer did wrong, a cop doesn't have oxygen and albuteral to administer and he let her go to the hospital, that was her choice, maybe he should of called an ambulance but its far from "failed to help"

If he would of called 911 she would of died waiting for them

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 Aug 31, 2010 at 09:38 PM Heshy Says:

Reply to #5  
enlightened-yid Says:

What's unjustified and unacceptable? A woman was driving recklessly on the wrong way of a street swiping cars. The cop pulled her over as any cop would. He then let her go once he learned the situation and followed her to the hospital. The fact that he didn't perform CPR doesn't matter. If he called for an ambulance and waited longer she still would have been dead. The child's mother is more guilty for not being prepared with emergency inhaler,asthma meds and learning CPR herself. This child has history of previous asthma attacks. Asthmatic people I know carry a kit with them all the time just in case they have an attack.

Tragic and unfortunate ending, but the cop is not guilty of anything. Someone wants to make money off this incident.

& the nypd is afraid of it's own shadow & doesn't defend their own. Remember what they did to the poor cop who ended up commiting suicide after they hung him out in the wind after he allowed a naked nut to be tasered?

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 Aug 31, 2010 at 10:22 PM bigwheeel Says:

The officer was in a catch-22 situation. The little girl was already unconscious inside her mother's car when the Police Officer encountered them. Before knowing the fact of the emergency, he had every right --nay-- a duty to stop a car that is driven in an apparently reckless manner. His best option, then, was to let the mother drive her to the hospital because she was running out of time. Imho, the mother is the most responsible (of all the parties involved) for the tragic outcome. As the parent of an Asthmatic child, she should have had an emergency inhaler kit and applied it and then call 911 for EMS. Rather than attempt to drive her to the hospital herself. But, as part of the Politically-Correct world, there is the victim mentality. Not to speak of the lawyers and the lawsuits to follow.

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 Aug 31, 2010 at 11:18 PM Q Says:

Reply to #9  
bigwheeel Says:

The officer was in a catch-22 situation. The little girl was already unconscious inside her mother's car when the Police Officer encountered them. Before knowing the fact of the emergency, he had every right --nay-- a duty to stop a car that is driven in an apparently reckless manner. His best option, then, was to let the mother drive her to the hospital because she was running out of time. Imho, the mother is the most responsible (of all the parties involved) for the tragic outcome. As the parent of an Asthmatic child, she should have had an emergency inhaler kit and applied it and then call 911 for EMS. Rather than attempt to drive her to the hospital herself. But, as part of the Politically-Correct world, there is the victim mentality. Not to speak of the lawyers and the lawsuits to follow.

And he was so proud of the way he handled everything so perfectly that he tried to hide his identity.

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 Aug 31, 2010 at 11:22 PM stamm Says:

I understand that the cop was found guilty for not caring enuf to do the cpr which he was trained to do

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 Sep 01, 2010 at 12:05 AM jacob Says:

I 'v seen cops stand around with their hands folded waitting for parametics, while a person that was hit by a car was dying on the road. They need alot more training in this first aid.

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 Sep 01, 2010 at 12:07 AM Anonymous Says:

Wait to find out all details. What you read might not be the full truth. Him, not documenting the incident, was his biggest mistake, and might cost him his job. He should have called 911 to report that they were on the way to the hospital.

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 Sep 01, 2010 at 12:41 AM Joe-Shmoe Says:

Enough already! what he should've done? 1) Put them in his cruser and sped lights and siren as quick as possible. 2) called for an ambulance to meet them. not just follow and doublecheck that she's really going to the hospital!

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 Sep 01, 2010 at 06:50 AM Anonymous Says:

Reply to #2  
Worker Says:

Sorry.. But I don't see what the officer did wrong, a cop doesn't have oxygen and albuteral to administer and he let her go to the hospital, that was her choice, maybe he should of called an ambulance but its far from "failed to help"

Do you not see the issue??? 1) it seems she was already in traumatic arrest, he should have admin. CPR. 2) he could have given her an escort!! It says he "followed her to the hospital"

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 Sep 01, 2010 at 09:35 AM Michel Says:

Typical "not my Yob" mentality. He didnt want to get involved. Maybe he was going off shift and didnt want the overtime and paperwork. Maybe he was hungry and late for lunch/dinner. But he is a police officer sworn to protect and serve and he failed that. He should go work for a bank 9-3. Does not belong as a police officer.

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