NYPD Suspends Cop Who Stopped Mom of Dying GirlWitnesses Say Officer Alfonso Mendez Refused to Give CPR to 11-Year-Old
By RUSSELL GOLDMAN
Sep. 02, 2010
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.
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.