That's How Racist White People Do: White NYPD Cops Stood Over Black Man Having Asthma Attack [for 10 minutes] Failed to Give CPR & Watched Him Die
From [HERE] A surveillance camera at Yankee Stadium caught the startling actions of responding NYPD officers who stood over a Black man for 10 minutes as he lay unconscious after a severe asthma attack. All the officers appeared to be white.
Moments later, 25-year-old Barrington Williams went into cardiac arrest and was later pronounced dead at Lincoln Medical Center. Last year, Williams’ family filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the NYPD. The suit names Officers Joel Guach, Agenol Ramos, and Robert O’Brien as defendants, according to the New York Daily News.
Jason Leventhal, the family’s lawyer, reviewed the tape once investigators turned the video evidence over.
“For 10 minutes the officers were indifferent and apathetic to Barrington’s life, and those 10 minutes can be the difference between life and death,” said Leventhal.
Williams was caught selling MetroCard swipes on September 17, 2013 and ran from the police. He was eventually tackled to the ground and restrained by handcuffs at 1:57 p.m., according to the surveillance footage.
At 2:08 p.m., a medic arrived and administered chest compressions on Williams’ unconscious body. But the family was troubled that for 10 minutes in between the time he was handcuffed and the chest compressions, officers did not administer CPR.
Karen Brown, Williams’ mother, says her son dealt with asthma since the age of 12.
“I don’t believe he should have died for a MetroCard swipe,” she said.