City Council to urge state to pass police CPR law
The City Council passed measures Thursday aimed to ensure officers are retrained in CPR every two years and that the NYPD submits reports on the officers' training.
A resolution included in the measures urges state Legislature to pass "Briana's Law" - named after an 11-year-old Brooklyn girl who died of an asthma attack in 2010.
During the incident, an NYPD officer pulled over a mother after she drove down a one-way street while her daughter was not breathing.
The officer did not know CPR and could not help the little girl.
The law has been stalled in the state Senate for more than four years. It would require officers be retrained in CPR every two years.
The Ojeda family says the next step is state law, and then hopefully, federal measures.
They say they are grateful that not only will these bills save future lives, but they'll also ensure that Briana's name and story will not be forgotten.
"I wake up, it takes me 45 minutes just to get my body, my brain back to function. No other mother can go through what I'm going through on a daily basis," says Carmen Ojeda.