Friday, July 7, 2017

The Killing of Officer Miosotis Familia: Cuomo Orders Review of St. Barnabas Hospital's Actions

Statement from Governor Andrew Cuomo

"Reports that the individual responsible for the death of Officer Miosotis Familia sought a psychiatric exam, and was quickly released from hospital care only days before this horrific attack raise many questions.
"Under tragic circumstances such as these, it is critical to ensure all proper procedures and safeguards were taken. At my direction, the state Department of Health and Office of Mental Health are launching an immediate review of St. Barnabas Hospital's actions and policies in admitting, treating and discharging this individual. This review will determine if all relevant state laws, regulations and guidelines were followed.
"Officer Familia dedicated her life to protecting her community, and her death is mourned by all New Yorkers. I once again extend my deepest condolences to her family, loved ones and fellow members of the New York City Police Department."

Source: Press Office, Governor Andrew M. Cuomo 

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