The mom of a Brooklyn girl strangled and thrown down a flight of stairs sued the NYPD Wednesday, demanding it protect information concerning cops’ response to a 911 name an hour earlier than her homicide.
Elizabeth Rivera, the mom of Tonie Wells, filed a petition in Manhattan Supreme Court docket asking decide order the NYPD to show over 911 tapes, police logs and different paperwork.
Officer Wael Jaber and his accomplice, Officer Wing Hong Lau, have been suspended final week after the NYPD realized the 2 cops didn’t correctly reply to a 911 name from Wells’ house on Sterling Place in Crown Heights.
Info on the cops’ botched response is critical for Rivera’s anticipated wrongful dying lawsuit in opposition to town concerning her 22-year-old daughter’s dying, she mentioned in paperwork.
“The officers initially dispatched to my daughter’s house arrived there, however didn’t get out of their patrol automobile to examine on her. I perceive that they reported the decision as unfounded,” Rivera mentioned in her swimsuit, citing information stories.
An hour after the 911 name, Wells was discovered unconscious on the backside of a stairwell. Her 2-year-old daughter’s cries led cops to her physique.
Rivera additionally demanded the NYPD flip over the traumatized kid’s well being care data card so she will be able to attend remedy.
“I’ve been suggested that my toddler granddaughter should seem for counseling concerning the dying of her mom. As such, it’s mandatory for me to acquire my daughter’s private results which embody my granddaughter’s medical insurance identification card,” Rivera mentioned in papers.
Tonie Wells’ husband, Barry Wells, was apprehended by cops and brought to the hospital for a psychological examination, cops mentioned.
A Regulation Division spokesman declined to remark.