Michael and Carmen Ojeda contend that police officer Alfonso Mendez refused to give their daughter CPR.
The family of Briana Ojeda, 11, has filed suit against the city after an NYPD officer allegedly refused to administer CPR to their daughter, who later died at an area hospital.
The Brooklyn parents whose daughter died of an asthma attack when a police officer failed to perform CPR are now mobilizing a movement to require officers to take action, and to be prosecuted if they don’t.
The parents of the 11-year-old Brooklyn girl who died August 27 following an asthmatic attack are pushing for new legislation that would mandate CPR training and recertification for NYPD officers.
Briana Ojeda, 11, died on August 27th. Her mother tried to rush her to the hospital, but was stopped by Officer Alfonso Mendez.
After the funeral mass for 11-year-old Briana Ojeda, the horse-drawn carriage carrying her casket made one special stop before going to the cemetery — at her home in Boerum Hill.
A Brooklyn police officer was suspended Tuesday after allegedly failing to give CPR to Briana Ojeda, who suffered an asthma attack and then died on the way to the hospital, police said.
Michael Ojeda said his young daughter Brianna died as she tried to fight through an asthma attack while her mother was stopped by someone in uniform on the way to the hospital.