Parents Of Briana Ojeda Call For NYPD Action Nearly 2 Years After Daughter’s Fatal Asthma Attack
NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — The parents of an 11-year-old Brooklyn girl, who died nearly two years ago, say they are still seeking justice.
Michael and Carmen Ojeda, the parents of Briana Ojeda, contend that police officer Alfonso Mendez refused to give the girl CPR.
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Briana suffered an asthmatic attack on August 27, 2010 in Carroll Park.
Carmen Ojeda put her daughter in her car and drove the wrong way down a street that was the most direct way to the hospital. That’s when she spotted officer Mendez.
Mendez allegedly said he didn’t know CPR, but apparently escorted the woman and her daughter to the hospital by following her with his lights on following a delay.
Young Briana was pronounced dead at the hospital.
The family wants officer Mendez punished and is demanding that the NYPD re-train and re-certify all officers in CPR and First Aid.
“What we’re doing here is fighting so no other parent can go through this. We’re learning to live with this on a daily basis. It’s the hardest thing we can do in our life,” Carmen Ojeda said.
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