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Cops Could Face Charges for Ignoring Medical Distress of Suspects

Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Police officers who don't respond to people in custody who are in obvious medical distress could face criminal charges as the result of new legislation.

In response to last year's death in Schenectady of a man in police custody, Assemblywoman Nathalia Fernandez, a Bronx Democrat, introduced legislation imposing a criminal liability for law enforcement and corrections officers who fail to obtain medical services for a person in their care who dies or suffers injuries after displaying signs of medical distress.

Click here to read the full article in the Times Union and to read a quote from our very own Executive Director Daniel De Federicis.