Funeral held for 11-year-old asthma attack victim

(09/01/10) BROOKLYN - The 11-year-old girl who died of an asthma attack while on her way to the hospital was buried earlier today.Brianna Ojeda died

(09/01/10) BROOKLYN - The 11-year-old girl who died of an asthma attack while on her way to the hospital was buried earlier today.

Brianna Ojeda died Friday after her mother tried rushing her to the hospital by driving the wrong way on a one-way street. Police say she was stopped by Officer Alfonso Mendez, of the 84th Precinct. Her mother says the officer would not perform CPR and it was too late for Ojeda when she arrived at the hospital.

The funeral included white horses, a white carriage and a white casket. Hundreds of people came out to pay their respects to Brianna.

Authorities say the officer has been suspended without pay for failure to take proper police action.

84th Precinct officer suspended after girl's fatal asthma attack

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Trending Video

News 12's Lily Stolzberg finds out what men 1 On the Spot: Beauty Products
As News 12 has reported, Haste shot and 2 Officer quits to avoid firing after shooting of unarmed teen
Neighborhood Brief for March 26 3 Neighborhood Brief for March 26
Police say two black men in their 20s 4 10-year-old thwarts Canarsie home invasion
The New York City Transit Museum welcomed kids 5 NYC Transit Museum welcomes kids with special needs

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Features

Sorry to interrupt...

Your first 5 are free

Access to News12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service Electric℠ video customers.

Please enjoy 5 complimentary views to articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.

LOGIN SUBSCRIBE