NYPD cops suspended over response to woman who later died

  • NYPD cops suspended over response to woman who later died

NYPD cops suspended over response to woman who later died

Wells' husband is in police custody and is being questioned. The officers had been asked to check on the woman, but did not leave their cars to investigate the situation, allegedly resulting in the death.

The cries of her 2-year-old daughter led neighbors to call the police for a wellness check.

Instead of entering the home once they arrived, the cops remained in their patrol vehicle and then drove off.

"These cops completely sh*tcanned the job", a New York Post source said. Bruises were found on her neck, and her husband, Barry Wells, was arrested.

"They seemed like a nice family", neighbor Michelle Ruiz said of the couple.

The cops - who were suspended without pay - are claiming that they thought they only had to check on the outside of the home, the sources said. "If they did, they would have seen her". Police officials are also looking into whether the 911 dispatcher gave the officers complete information about the incident. This is a very quiet block, I didn't hear anything today. "I would never think in a million years something like this would happen".

An autopsy will determine the cause of death.

The NYPD has a confusing history specifically with this issue, wherein former NYPD officers have ignored calls before and been arrested for domestic violence themselves, all the while the NYPD police chief in charge of the Domestic Violence Unit is actually a survivor of abuse herself. It is unclear if he has made a statement at this time.

The man who was arrested after his wife was found strangled to death at the bottom of a staircase inside their Brooklyn home was previously arrested for strangling her until she was unconscious several months ago, The Post has learned.