Controversy erupted after a man dιed at the hands of a New York cop who administered an illegal chοke hold. Now there is new outrage over video showing that neither EMS nor police officers administered medical help to the dying man as he lay unconscious on the sidewalk.
As husband and father Eric Garner lay motionless on the sidewalk, EMTs ignored procedure and failed to administer medical help.
“It was pretty obvious this patient was in distress,” a source told the New York Post. “His body was limp and lifeless.”
Still none of the numerous EMTs on the scene administered medical help to Garner.
Protocol says Garner should have been placed on a stretcher once EMTs arrived so that his vital signs and airway could’ve been checked, but none of that happened, as the seven minute video clearly shows.
Although one EMT took Garner’s pulse, no one administered CPR or offered any other medical assistance to the man who weighed 350lbs and suffered from asthma.
Garner dιed of cardiac arrest in route to the hospital.
Undercover Officer Daniel Pantaleo administered the chοke hold and although a preliminary review hasn’t shown that the officer damaged Garner’s windpipe, the officer still could’ve exacerbated a previous injury and caused Garner’s deαth.
“I want to ask the man that did it, ‘What made you choke him like that?’ ” said Garner’s son, 18 year old Eric Snipes. “What made him put his hand around his bare neck?”
“He was telling me how he was proud of me . . . the first person in my family to go to college,” said Snipes, who begins classes at Essex County College in Newark this fall on a basketball scholarship, according to the New York Daily News.