sideshow24 Posted July 20, 2010 Share Posted July 20, 2010 (AP) Authorities say an emergency medical technician accused of refusing to help a dying pregnant woman during his coffee break was fatally shot near a New York City nightclub. Police believe those accusations and the shooting were unrelated. Police say Jason Green was shot in the face near the Greenhouse club Sunday morning. There have been no arrests. Green and fellow EMT Melisa Jackson had been under criminal investigation for their handling of a distressed woman at a Brooklyn bakery Dec. 9. They were in line at the bakery when 25-year-old Eutisha Rennix collapsed. Witnesses say the EMTs told workers to call 911 and left without helping the woman, whose prematurely born baby also died. The EMTs denied wrongdoing http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2010/07/19/national/main6691662.shtml?tag=strip Original story: New York News 12/21/2009 Two emergency medical technicians accused of refusing to help a pregnant woman who collapsed in the coffee shop where they were taking a break were suspended Monday, and Mayor Michael Bloomberg called their behavior inexcusable. The Fire Department of New York suspended Jason Green, a six-year veteran, and Melissa Jackson, a four-year veteran, without pay while the Dec. 9 incident is investigated, spokesman Steve Ritea said. Witnesses, first speaking to The New York Post, said the EMTs told employees at the eatery in downtown Brooklyn to call 911 and then left when they were asked to help Eutisha Revee Rennix, an employee who had collapsed. An ambulance was called, and Rennix, 25, was taken to Long Island College Hospital, where she died a short time later. Her baby girl was too premature to survive. A message left for Rennix's mother Monday wasn't immediately returned. Home telephone listings for Jackson and Green weren't unavailable. A call Monday evening to the EMT's union office wasn't immediately returned. Ritea said that all FDNY members "take an oath to assist others whenever they're in need of emergency medical care. It's their sworn duty." A union spokesman said Monday that EMTs generally consider their jobs to be a 24-hour kind of thing. "Our people tend to spring into action whether they're on duty, off duty, whatever they're doing," said Robert Ungar, spokesman for the Uniformed EMTS and Paramedics, FDNY. The city's EMTs have a "very strong bond with the people of New York City that they serve," he said. "They view themselves as always being on duty." http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2009/12/21/eutisha-revee-rennix-unbo_n_399604.html Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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