BROOKLYN - Back in August, Briana Ojeda, 11, died of an asthma attack on the way to the hospital. The Ojedas say they were pulled over en route and the NYPD officer who stopped them said he didn't know how to perform CPR.
Now, Briana's family is fighting to see legislation passed in her memory that would require NYPD officers to get annual CPR training. The family rallied today in downtown Brooklyn to call attention to the issue.
The Ojedas say the bill, dubbed Briana's Law, would help prevent similar tragedies in the future. A local legislator has introduced the bill and says it has been met with wide support.
The officer who allegedly refused to help the girl was suspended without pay and the Ojeda family is now suing the police department.
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