NYPD officers to carry heroin overdose antidotes

Cops will be trained to carry naloxone kits

Cops will be trained to carry naloxone kits to combat a statewide epidemic. (May 27, 2014 6:19 PM)

Thousands of New York City police officers will soon carry a new weapon to help combat a recent spike in heroin overdoses. 

The New York State Attorney General's Office is helping to arm the NYPD with naloxone kits, an emergency antidote that can quickly reverse the effects of an overdose. 

New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman said in a press conference Tuesday that...

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