New bodycam footage captures the heartbreaking moments NYPD police rushed a sick child to a Brooklyn hospital — and saved his young life.
Officers responded to Croton Loop in Starrett City around 8:30 p.m. Saturday, where a 15-month-old boy “required medical assistance,” officials said. Upon arrival, he found Kool to have “difficulty breathing”.
The tense clip begins when a response officer takes the child by his distraught mother’s arms.
“Please don’t do this to me,” the mother can be heard crying. “Please don’t take it from me!”
The officer escorted the child to a waiting NYPD cruiser and called back, “Mom, let’s go, you can come with us!”
The footage showed officers sounding sirens and escorting the child in a police car. Police said officers “constantly” performed CPR on the child during the ride.
The clip then cuts to cops arriving at Brookdale University Hospital Medical Center, where an officer races the child into a room full of doctors and nurses, and places him on an exam table.
“One year old, mother is coming,” the cop can be heard saying. “We got on the scene like 10 minutes ago. Can’t breathe.”
Medical personnel treated the child, who they said was listed in critical but stable condition on Friday.
“Over the weekend, from the authorities @NYPD75Pct Answered the call of a child who was not breathing.” The NYPD said in a tweet:. “The authorities swiftly shooed away the child” @brookdalebk while doing CPR. Thanks to their quick actions and the doctors and nurses, the baby is alive and well. “