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There is an old saying that goes: What sets man apart from savages is how he conducts himself when he thinks no one is watching. Three NYPD officers abandoned an elderly senior in a smoke-filled hallway and left her to die -- because they apparently thought no one was watching.

Ethel Davis, 91, died of smoke inhalation a day after a blaze nearly gutted her apartment building in Rockaway Beach on Jan. 12.

Davis was trapped on the 12th floor when the fire broke out on the 11th floor under her apartment. The fire started after a halogen lamp tipped over in the apartment under hers.

Three NYPD officers stormed the building searching for survivors to rescue. Surveillance video footage obtained by the NY Post shows NYPD Sgt. Timothy Brovakos and two other officers carrying Davis out of her apartment and through a smoke-filled hallway.

One of the officers panicked and the other two dumped Davis in the hallway to assist their colleague down to the floor below. Rather than return to the upper floor for the defenseless grandma, the officers continued to assist their fellow officer to safety.

Within minutes, firefighters arrived on the 12th floor but they missed Davis in the thick smoke. She was eventually located and transported to a local hospital, where she died the next day.

Davis's daughter Marcia said she spotted her mother abandoned in the hallway but she was too heavy to carry.

"I told them she'd been safer in the [apartment] with the door closed and that she wouldn't survive in the hallway,' she told the New York Post.

"When I got to near the stairwell, I saw her on the floor. I said, 'Mama, what you doing here? Why they leave you here?'"

"I stayed with her as long as I could. It got so black, I was choking."

Marcia is considering filing legal action against the NYPD and the city.

The family's lawyer said the cops left the metal hallway door open, allowing smoke to pour into the hallway.

The cops defended their actions after word of the surveillance video hit the news over the weekend.

Brovakos' lawyer claims the sergeant risked his life to go back up to get Davis after he had regained his composure.

The NYPD is investigating the tragedy.

  • ZRoJoTheLezBeyond

    What has the world come down to?? This is disgusting.

  • You Could Never

    SO SAD. Im so mad. And sorry for her family. 91 years. To die like that is a disgrace. I hope they sue the living mess outta these monsters.

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    Eric Garner was choked out in front of the entire world and what happened to the cop who did it?

    NOT chit!!

  • Holler If Ya Hear Me

    Black people need to stop relying on these devilish white folks. We need our own firefighters, our own banks, hospitals, school systems, police force.

    Many respectable black leaders like Malcom X and Marcus Garvey has said this time and time again.

    Time to separate from integration when it’s really annihilation.

    RIP to the elderly (black) woman. May she rest until it’s time to awaken.

  • SweetTEE

    Lord Have Mercy...ain't no way. WHAT is wrong w people? I would DRAG my gma down steps, through smoke and what ever else but what I'm NOT bout to do is leave her NO WHERE to die by herself. Off with the police and daughters head.

  • Victorious82

    The Honorable Louis Farrakhan is still working towards that. Why don’t you check out the Nation of Islam.

  • You Could Never

    I wouldnt have left my mom. But then again at 91...the daughter is probably elderly herself

  • SingleGalCrazyWorld

    This is disgusting...I hope the family sues and gets every penny...Just the thought of someone leaving my momma or grandmomma would burn me to my soul. If I was the family I would sue but other things would have to get done in order for me to be at peace. They see us as animals and nothing more... R.I.P. to this woman...

  • Phillybruh

    This is just sad, almost as cowardice as the officer in the school shooting. It was 3 of them.

  • HoneyyGoodMoneyy_

    disgusting.

  • Nina Ross

    No words

  • SweetTEE

    Just trifling, all of them.

  • SweetTEE

    You're right. But could you live knowing that you left her? I would have to take that L with mine.

  • SpillyNillie

    I'm at a loss for words! I JUST SED Black lives don't carry the same value in the U S of A! Had this been any other elderly woman, they would have braved the smoke and carried her to safety then hailed heroes. Three P.O.S if you ask me...

  • Quitedeliteful

    Animals!!!!

  • I want to be free

    My condolences to the family. The NYPD needs a complete overhaul. This is beyond disgusting. These cops don't care about human life. All they want is a paycheck.

  • Phillybruh

    I'm not sure I would find the daughter culpable. She panicked and stayed with her as long as she could. Now the cops, why three of them needed to help one. I have no idea.

  • Quitedeliteful

    Three men couldn't get one frail ole lady down the stairs?!? I hope the daughter sues the city for all they're worth... I hope these cowards lose their jobs and do not get a pension... I hope they go to jail...

  • SweetTEE

    I dont want to blame her either, but I just cant see me walking away knowing she would probably die alone and scared. But thats just me bc my gma died at 97 and I was right there, hurt bc I knew she was in pain.

  • Guest

    Agreed.

  • Guest

    Remember Black Wall Street?

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  • angrysolo

    wut

  • Guest

    Do you believe that God gave everyone a conscience? I wouldn’t be able to sleep at night had I left someone for dead. Judgment day will be no joke.

  • Guest

    Who’s worse LA cops or NYC cops?

  • Kayke

    This is just terribly cold hearted. It makes no sense. Only one officer was carrying the old woman, and he's not the one that fell down.....they could've all exited together. They left that old BLACK women to die.

  • SweetTEE

    Naw, everyone DOES NOT have a conscience or soul. But that's my opinion based on the ish people do on a regular. The devil got a hold on more people than we like to believe.

  • Rayne

    Nobody could drape her over not na’an shoulder tho? Ok damn devils.

  • Holler If Ya Hear Me

    All cops

  • Kayke

    What's with these new age police who are fearful of every damn thing. Hiding, being trigger happy, abandoning their duties.... It's sickening, don't sign up for the pH ooking job if you're not going to go the distance, chicken chit.

  • Holler If Ya Hear Me

    Don’t black folks get tired of suing after a while? Is money really worth that woman’s life or Eric Garners life or Mike Brown life?

    We need to stand for money than wanting money to compensate for wrongful death and ill treatment.

    “The love of money is the root of all evil”

  • JRock

    Shit-hole cowardly cops. That was someone's family member - someone's loved one. Shit-hole ass cowardly cops.

  • Holler If Ya Hear Me

    Working towards what? How long has it been? How much longer is it going to take?

    He is only one man and damn near death. It takes the whole community to take a stand not just the Nation of Islam. I see how they did Brother X. Nah I’m good. Just another religion standing in the way of real JUSTICE.

  • Nakia Brown

    like what?

  • JRock

    What's with these new age police who are fearful of every damn thing?
    ***********************************************************
    His first initial is D. His last name initial is T. His middle name is shithole. That's what's up with these new age police who are fearful of every damn thing.

  • xenaD

    Not watching this video.. nope! They r in it for a title and a paycheck... (in my opinion)

  • lisa

    Savages just savages

  • xenaD

    Quick to defend themselves... but panicking when it’s time to rescue or put yourself in harms way to protect!

  • Holler If Ya Hear Me

    Like separation- we want our own government and our own economy . We tired of being the tail. We tired of them generating generational wealth off our suffering. This land is ours too. We should have our own.

    Black folks shouldn’t have to depend on white for nothing- including these racist policies in place.

  • i troll it like i see it

    Why couldn't one cop get the one who panicked out, and the other cop drag that grandmother out? I wasn't there so I'm not even going to say I know how I'd react in a life threatening situation but I'm also not trained first responder. They are, and should have acted as such!

  • Cannelle

    Pigs.

  • i troll it like i see it

    That's why I'm wondering why couldn't one cop help the lady out the building at least. Thick black smoke filling a room, it's impossible to breathe, I understand if somebody panicked but there were THREE cops! Did all three freak out?

  • Cannelle

    Not to mention that when the city is sued, it comes off the backs of tax payers. Cops need to have their pensions taken to go towards settlements. Bye bye pensions, that may cut down some of this nonsense we've been seeing.

  • Liah

    ##BUMS

  • Liah

    ##BUMS

  • Noirluv45

    How are cockroaches going to investigate other cockroaches? For each one of those cops who did that, may they reap that woman's death upon their heads or worse. If and when it happens to them or one of their family members, I hope they remember the elderly lady they left to die.

  • Noirluv45

    How are cockroaches going to investigate other cockroaches? For each one of those cops who did that, may they reap that woman's death upon their heads or worse. If and when it happens to them or one of their family members, I hope they remember the elderly lady they left to die.

  • PLEASEDontTellMe

    this is horribly unfortunate...im curious to see how this turns out, because it isn't as cut and dry as it appears. Police Officers, Fire Officers and other rescue agents, are trained to stop what they are doing to assist their colleagues immediately.., even if it means leaving the civilian. They may be found negligent for not returning to this woman... .. but it's a strong maybe. However i question the daughter too...if she weren't physically able to help her mother, but physically able to get out, why didn't she scream for help for her mother once outside. Or where these the only people on the scene.

  • PLEASEDontTellMe

    this is horribly unfortunate...im curious to see how this turns out, because it isn't as cut and dry as it appears. Police Officers, Fire Officers and other rescue agents, are trained to stop what they are doing to assist their colleagues immediately.., even if it means leaving the civilian. They may be found negligent for not returning to this woman... .. but it's a strong maybe. However i question the daughter too...if she weren't physically able to help her mother, but physically able to get out, why didn't she scream for help for her mother once outside. Or where these the only people on the scene.

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    SMH ...

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    SMH ...

  • Guest

    Yes.

  • Noirluv45

    Where is that rule? They are paid to do a job and to serve the public, so before I believe that "rule," I've got to see it with my own eyes.

  • gro$$

    RIP Mrs.Ethel Davis! oh God keep this poor woman in eternal glory! May her soul have peace, pray for her soul, we need her to be at peace. I hope her daughter can overcome the anger this has caused. I pray for her too. This is too sad!

  • Quitedeliteful

    “The love of money is the root of all evil”
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    Uhhh.... I have to disagree with you there. There is nothing evil about money and this type of negative affirmation is what keeps folks in the poor house. I always think prosperity and abundance: Money is a blessing. I am blessed to have money and prosperity in my life. That being said, money can never replace a loved one who's life has been wrongfully taken. Family members don't sue because 'they just want money' or with the intention of 'hitting the jackpot.' Families sue as a form of punishment to the city and organization who committed the wrongful act. It's not like they then buy a Bentley and start flossing. Black folks seeking restitution for the killing of their loved ones is not the problem. The deeply entrenched racism towards people of color is what needs to be addressed not just by us but by all people. Not exercising our right to sue will not help nor hinder is the solving of the racial divide.

  • PLEASEDontTellMe

    idk if it's a code, among the fraternity..or policy that's written. But it is a practice

  • DT

    Uh sorry I agree with the officers. They are police officers not trained fire fighters. Yes when they decided to enter the building they created more of a problem. They shouldn't have went in, in the first place. Again they aren't trained in fire rescue missions. So if they need to be reprimanded for anything it should be for not following the agencies SOP in regards to fires, if such instruction exists. They did try to help.

  • Bonsai

    It’s a catch 22 because unfortunately they left her because she was too heavy to carry, and the daughter told them to just leave her in the apartment, but it is required of them to get survivors. So, they were really damned either way.

  • hottlanta

    I am gonna get my reprerations one way or another.

  • hottlanta

    Who tie up the courts more than white people. Suing over toe nails, eyeballs whatever they can get their hands on.

  • Holler If Ya Hear Me

    So you would prefer money over a life? ?????
    M

  • Quitedeliteful

    I can't with these negative thoughts. Whoever came up with that saying should be shot with shyt and killed for stinking!!!

  • Quitedeliteful

    This is what I said above: money can never replace a loved one who's life has been wrongfully taken...

  • Victorious82

    Ahhhh what they did Malcolm X? Even his daughters admitted the Nation had no dealings with his murder. You can’t always believe the narrative that’s placed in front of you. But I respect your opinion and everything ain’t for everyone.

  • don juan

    I can't believe that there are people on this thread trying to justify the actions if these a holes

  • Brandy Knox

    DO REALLY THINK THAT SHE DIDN'T?? SMDH

  • Noirluv45

    Seriously? Really? They were there for a reason. You think those police officers showed up of the cuff just to be spectators? If that were your relative and they were carrying her out and then put her down and she died, would you repeat the same thing?

    Some of ya'll on here are spewing some serious nonsense.

  • Noirluv45

    "To protect and serve." That's what they are paid to do. Do they always do it? No, but they should.

  • Noirluv45

    I think most of them are trying to get a rise out of people because they sound ridiculous and illogical.

  • Soon2BWife

    Daughter is ????? too! Wtf? Mama what you doing here? I would have scratched someone’s eyeballs out to get them back in to get my mom, smoke is dangerous but it wasn’t fire. I just can’t this is too dark and too sad, not today Jesus. RIP Mrs. Davis you didn’t deserve that. Don’t mean to judge a daughter has lost her mom, period.

  • Banka

    Some of ya'll on here are spewing some serious nonsense. Don't forget they are spewing some BULLSH!T TOO

  • Dkwitty

    This is why firefighters will forever be greater than police officers. Disgusting cowards.

  • Dkwitty

    I would have dragged my mom down the stairs. I wouldn't leave her. I'd find the strength of 3 grown men to do it.

  • Marlika

    Let me get this straight, her daughter abandoned her in the hallway as well. BUT wants to sue the NYPD for doing the same thing she did.??

    Why didn’t she stay with her mom? I wouldn’t leave my momma a burning building.

  • PLEASEDontTellMe

    Keep calm. The post as it is written, causes me to inquire, that's all.

  • PLEASEDontTellMe

    i don't disagree. But training teaches them to do so in a particular order of priority. Unfortunately, a civilian may not be above their colleague.

  • ?Royalty?

    I wouldn't leave my mom to die like that, all alone and whatnot. We'd get out together or We'd die together.

    Her mom must've been so scared. ?It makes me sick just thinking about it.
    Rest in heaven Ms. Davis ?

  • Sally Wright McLinn

    There was a TV news report yesterday that San Francisco female firefighters have a high incidence of breast cancer. And the men have other types of cancer. There was a firefighter on Chicago TV who has chronic bronchitis. First responders whether police or firefighters are putting their health on the line when they save people. Honestly, if I was in the policeman's situation, I would probably do the same thing. Thinking about my health and/or my fellow coworker....I honestly would probably do the same thing.

  • starbright9449

    If I couldn't carry my Momma I would've dragged her. And she wanna talk about filing a what? Bish have a seat!!!!

  • NYTimes#1Bestseller

    Sad story

  • IAmLegend

    If her mama was 91 years old, then her daughter was likely a senior citizen her damn self. Cut the lady some slack.

  • dontgetblocked

    I'm speechless! Three grown men left an old defenseless lady in a hallway. If that wasn't bad enough, her daughter left her to die and then wants some money? That building would have fallen down around me and my mama. Ain't no way in HELL, I'd have left her. Drag, push her..whatever had to be done. Get her back in the apartment. Bish just left her mama???? I hope it haunts her for life!!!

  • dontgetblocked

    Protect and serve. Not drop and run! There's a reason we call the police for help! They are TRAINED to assist in emergencies!

  • dontgetblocked

    There is no such rule. One of those officers could have helped the colleague and the other could have assisted or at least got back up for Ms. Davis. They just dropped her and ran!

  • Holler If Ya Hear Me

    His daughters are thieves and drug addicts. I wouldn’t believe their narrative.

  • Holler If Ya Hear Me

    Reparations are already due. No need to kill another innocent black person.

  • dontgetblocked

    And?? Still not leaving my mama!

  • Holler If Ya Hear Me

    You think black policemen would of left her?

  • Mr.LeBrickJames

    This is criminal. Somebody should go to jail for this.

  • Evillene

    Thank God you are not a first responder! They should have left her where they found her. They caused greater injury by leaving her in a hallway filing with smoke. One of the three could have carried a frail 91 year old woman out of the bldg.

  • thrift.store.jungle

    i wish i hadn’t read this one. peace to the family of mama ethel. i hope her transition was swift and as peaceful as possible. really trying to not allow hate to form in my heart for the cowards who abandoned her in her time of need.

  • Renee26

    Considering suing them??? What is there to think about? Those bastards need to lose their jobs and the city needs to pay for their ignorance

  • AnotherBlackGirl

    They wouldn't even do this to a wild stray dog. I can't even fathom the words to say how I'm feeling rightnow. This is just to beyond despicable.There is a special place in hell for these cops. RIP to the victim.

  • tony thomss

    The cops did not abandon that woman! Please read the story. The daughter is saying the building is fireproof therefore the cops should have left them in their apartment and the cop's carrying her out exposed her to the smoke.

  • Cecakes

    Same difference.

  • Malai

    The mother is most likely a senior citizen herself and probably didn’t have the physical strength to carry her... if it were me and I couldn’t carry her, I would’ve wrapped my Arms around her on the floor and laid there and died with her... this is such a heartbreaking story

  • Noirluv45

    Exactly!

  • Noirluv45

    You are probably right. They do what they want to do for the brotherhood...if not in the open, but in secret. They seem to get away with whatever they do.

  • Noirluv45

    Big ole pile of it!

  • Noirluv45

    That's neither here nor there. They didn't leave her, but carried her out and left her to die.

  • Holler If Ya Hear Me

    For some a million dollar negligence check will suffice for your mama’s life. To be taxed of course...

  • DT

    Yes. It's my opinion. Sorry not sorry. People are so upset about other people's personal opinions. It's not that deep. Instead of asking me what would I say if the tables were turned, how about u ask yourself what a reasonable person would have done in that same situation. As you know smoke inhalation results in death just like fire. So I guess you would have felt better if all three of the officers had dropped dead along with the woman? Makes no sense. Half of you people that have your panties in a bunch don't have the heart to do what police officers do everyday. They just can't win smfh. If they would've stayed outside the building, like the daughter suggested they should've done, you people would be upset lol. How about you go and read the daughter's multiple statements.

  • davine puddin

    Lil old granny look black and her daughter probably was in her 60s

  • Solstice

    I thought their job was to protect and serve?! ?

  • PlayerP

    I thought the same, however...the lady is 61 the mother 91 and they were on the twelfth floor and it was smokey. I'm sure she felt that she would do more harm to her mother trying to drag her down multiple flights of stairs as opposed to just leaving her for the firefighters, that unfortunately missed her. The cops were negligent. But if it was me, I think I would of at least made down a few flights trying and still let the cops have it.

  • Look@m3

    I knew she would be black......

  • Jus Wright

    I'm from this community and the officers actions are not surprising. Know the precinct that serves it and the truth of the matter is most of the officers there are Irish Americans who profile our neighborhood. NYPD sends new trainees out of the academy to our area just to teach them how to stop and frisk. None of the elderly people I know of African American decent feel safe and I volunteer in a lot of nursing homes. So just know that while what they did is utterly despicable...this is our community's absolute norm.

  • Deni Elliott

    Way a menu ete.. wayment.... wait a minute.... who in d L leave their Mom?????... I’d rather die with my Mom then to leave my Mom in a situation like that.

  • Layah Jhene

    Not surprised at all. I know how these demons get down when it comes to Black folks. Where they're going, it gonna be a whole lot of black smoke and fire for dat ass

  • BloodBlood

    That B ITCH said she left her mama cause she was to heavy to carry FAWK no we would of died together or I would of dragged my mama with all my mite!!! I hope her mama haunt her ass!!!!

  • BloodBlood

    Nah it's nothing like that

  • BloodBlood

    Well the daughter should of mf dragged her mother back in that fire proof a ss apartment not leaving her to die

  • Look@m3

    You missed the fine print *Their own kind*

  • Cali

    That is Here and There, By tch left her own mama, can't get around that!

  • Cali

    No they don't, that trick shouldn't leave her own mother to die, she should sue herself and lose her title as daughter

  • Cali

    Yes, the daughter

  • Cali

    Yes, Yes, Yesssss They always have the correct answer, don't they?

  • Jussjess25

    Exactly !!

  • Jussjess25

    They'll be suspended with pay until the smoke blows over, no pun intended. These cops make me sick ?

  • Oya Shango

    This is still our fault, that after 50 years since the Civil Rights Bill passed, we have not the will or common sense to learn to demand a police division that look like us and live in our community. No other people would tolerate an all black police force policing their district. They would raise hell. Yet we still passively allow racists to "police us." What do we expect????

  • mark1984

    Damn. I want to like but that haunt yo ass got me shook

  • mark1984

    Seems you defeated the thesis by demonstrating they did.

  • BloodBlood

    Lol disregard that part then.

  • BloodBlood

    Exactly send her a ss up the road!!!!

  • BloodBlood

    They need to take the daughter to jail for leaving her d amn mama

  • BloodBlood

    Amen!!!

  • Mrs. ??????????

    Bunch of cowards, daughter included. How you going to leave your mother in a burning building? The daughter should've done everything she could to save her mother. The lady doesn't look obese so how was she to heavy to carry, she just left there to die. Smdh, RIP

  • Maxima

    They are FIRST RESPONDERS. Once they entered the building acting in the capacity of fireman, they had a duty to get the woman to safety. They should have left her in the apt. But hey, these are the same guys who didn't tell the firemen that the World Trade center buildings were about to come down and just ran out and didn't share the information. NYPD is a legacy of incompetence, corruption and racism. Many people refer to it as Irish Welfare

  • hi-liter

    And every time something happens the first thing that idiot in the WH says is “thank the first responders”......it’s like some of them are getting so much praise they are neglecting their duties because they know they will be praised just for showing up. Three white men left a old black woman to die, they wouldn’t have left an old lady that looked like them. They’re making excuses, knowing dam well they wasn’t going back in to get that lady. They knew she would be die.

  • Thuma Mina for Junta’s Scarf

    I think it gets comolicated if you have young kids waiting outside, would you still die with your mom? ?

  • YouWontSayItButIWill

    Real shit. Black people don't want to hear the truth about it though. At this point...it's our fault. I can't even blame white people anymore. Black people just obviously don't get it. Never have..and never will. We go for anything. A pair of Jordans will do tho..and a fly azz purse....smh.

  • YouWontSayItButIWill

    Protect and serve? You couldn't be serious right now.

  • YouWontSayItButIWill

    Damn...they said mother was 91. Thats 9 years from 100.....So I bet her daughter was in her late 60s..... like close to 70. Come on now. Her daughter is elderly too. She more than likely couldn't have carried her or dragged her. You see 3 officers were carrying the mother. Why does this woman gotta be a bitch and be all haunted and shit.... all because she HONESTLY COULDN'T carry her mother. Smh.

    * People just say whatever these days before they fully even analyze the situation * Sad yo...

  • JENNYJONES1

    THESE GUYS NEED TO BE CHARGED WITH ATLEAST MANSLAUGHTER. THEY ARE DISGUSTING!!!! AND I KNOW THE DAUGHTER LOOKS BAD BUT IF THE MOTHER WAS 91 THE DAUGHTER WAS PROBABLY IN HER EARLY 70s TO MID 60s AND WHO KNOWS WHAT HEALTH SHE WAS IN. JUST SAD ALL AROUND BUT THESE 3 GROWN MEN ARE SOME COWARDS AND DISGUSTING. THEY SHOULD BE FIRED AND PROSECUTED!!!!...........JENNY JONES!!!!

  • UnKnown

    Cops are humans too....they make stupid dumb mistakes. Not one of us know what we would do if that was us...ppl say what they WOULDVE done until u in a situation where u have to prove it...and your fighting for your own lives...so should he have died for her and be congratulated or survived and be humiliated?? What would U do? These were officers not firefighters....they all could’ve died trying to save her. It’s very unfortunate but I’m not going to judge them. I believe they did try and didn’t leave her purposely.

  • UnKnown

    Exactly, people so mad and judgemental these days...probably be the main ones running over squirrels n sht on purpose ? probably walk pass a homeless man on the street in disgust but wanna jump on somebody else for what they didn’t do right ?....

  • UnKnown

    She was already outside had she went back in to do that she would’ve died too.....yes many of u saying y’all would’ve died for ya moms but I fknDoubt it....scary mfz would’ve ran out too and most of u are young enough not in your 60s or 70s to carry let alone drag someone....,I’m sure that woman’s family wouldn’t of wanted to have two funerals..have some compassion.

  • Ghost

    Why didn't the daughter get help AGAIN when she saw her mother laying in the hallway? She said she sat with her!!??? In a burning building!!??? Yes..this needs to be investigated..she must have told the police that her mother was in the apartment..they came to the rescue and dropped the ball (literally )..so how did the daughter get back in the building to sit with the mother or was she there all along...Two elderly women lives at stake and they go help fellow first responders? INVESTIGATION PLEASE...

  • UnKnown

    Bish bye!!! Let’s just hope your never in a situation like that to prove it!!!! Where it’s either you choose to live or die!

  • UnKnown

    Naw it’s illogical to you mofos sitting up here taking Illogically about what u would’ve done like everybody outside looking in!!! U have your judgements and other have there’s....considering your not Jesus himself we all have opinions that are from far righteous! Sadly none of us know what we would do in a horrific situation wher your mind is going thousands times over on what to do!! you say it now until it happens...which I would’nt wish on anybody even u jackasses ?...

  • UnKnown

    Yup!!! Lol sorry

  • UnKnown

    Yea yea some of these cops don’t even get paid enough to do everything u mofos WANT them to do. Especially DIE when they have families of there own. And some of these cops are very young in there 20s and 30s. It’s so much to think and consider before they throw themselves out there to die yes they know of that risk by being a PO they face that everyday and I’m sure if they have the chance to live there going to choose life if they done all they can. Life is soooooo precious and that lady was 91 she lived a very long life it’s sad how she died but she probably would’ve passed anyway even if they did drag her out. She probably would’ve lost consciousness and passed away outside or at the hospital from smoke inhalation! No ones but GOD! Let it go folks!

  • UnKnown

    Please those cops get paid crumbs that’s why many of them are crooked. These people get paid McDonald checks to get out here and risk there lives...fu!!! Meanwhile we got stupid celebrities actors and actresses sport players and untalented people like the Kardashian’s that are multi millionaires for risking what and doing what for the people??? If the roles were reversed and cops teachers po’s and firefighters were making the riches these celebs make I guarantee you there would be a huge difference!!!! And they deserve to be getting paid to do that unlike some of these funky celebrities that are rich off of being cute and sitting pretty! And bragging about there millions to u sheep that idolize them... Or these athletes throwing or bouncing a ball for a 80million salary...none of that has nothing to do with helping society!! Yes they should make money but not that fknMuch. It’s satanix to me how backwards that is. They should never had been making more then the people that are actually making a difference in our country everyday. And now we can include teachers risking there lives as well.

  • UnKnown

    And so are those cops..they have families that love them too....let’s be real that woman was 91 she lived much longer then those cops. Y’all act like she was 35!

  • Soon2BWife

    Yeah didn’t take into consideration that the daughter is possibly in her early to mid 70’s so that changes the dynamic some. Sorry this happened!

  • Soon2BWife

    *daughter was in her 70’s so now I understand both are elderly women.

  • EScrazy

    I woke up crying because I had a dream about my grandma who died from dementia in 2016...how could anyone leave someone that age in a burning building? Anyone who’s HAD a grandma heart should break

  • Phillybruh

    I bet you and Cali would leave your kids behind. Zero compassion coming from either of you, just name calling.

  • Phillybruh

    Settlement checks aren't taxed.

  • Simone

    Any police officer's or firefighter's spouse, kids or family member know that they may not come home alive. They take an oath to protect and serve us. It is their job to lay their life on the line for the public. I'm sick of them getting a pass, first with Douglas High and now this. Where is the accountability? If the investigation reveals their actions, or inaction actually, resulted in her death, they must be fired and charges should follow.

  • Phillybruh

    All these would haves and could haves weren't in the daughters situation, If I'm 70 myself and in poor health I can't say I wouldn't have done what the daughter ultimately had too do. I have been blessed to never be in a fire so I don't know the panic that comes with being in that situation.

  • Simone

    "In the cases in which the officer's race is available, about 60 percent of black officers involved in a fatal shooting in 2016 shot a black man or woman, while about 54 percent of white officers who shot and killed someone in 2016 shot a white man or woman".
    Source: https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/wonk/wp/2017/01/05/study-more-black-cops-wont-stop-police-killing-of-black-citizens/

  • Holler If Ya Hear Me

    Bet she will move for a check.

  • Holler If Ya Hear Me

    Yes they are but I just read that “observable bodily harm” settlements are exempt.

  • PLEASEDontTellMe

    idk. that's a good question. But, you know what the say, the only color they see is blue. One would hope, that a black officer would see his own black grandmother in this woman and respond accordingly. May his ancestors lead him accordingly.

  • indano

    I read elsewhere she died in the hospital the next day

  • indano

    I read elsewhere she died in the hospital the next day

  • Solstice

    Right! Exactly…smh

  • Solstice

    Damn shame

  • datjerk

    How do you defend that?

  • datjerk

    That's their job sis. No excuse.

  • Stuffin10

    There are three dick head officers,one could've help the dick head officer that was in distress, while tha other continue to carry the lady out of the building......no excuse whatsoever!

  • MsSapphire9800

    STOP BLAMING THE DAUGHTER!!!!!!!

    The elderly woman’s daughter Marcia had pleaded with the officers to let them stay in the apartment and not risk going into the smoke-filled corridor.
    Marcia said she and her mother had sought shelter in their apartment previously when there had been building fires in the 26 years they had lived there.
    ‘She had experienced fires in the building in the past and knew that she and her mother would be safer in their residence than in the smoke-filled hallways,’ Thomas said.
    ‘The police refused and removed Ethel Davis from her bed and forced Marcia Davis to evacua

  • Quitedeliteful

    Such a sad situation...

  • Monique B

    Why haven't CNN GMA, CNBC, TODAY SHOW, OR ANY NEWS REPORTED ON THIS. DAM SHAME!! WE HAD TO GET IT FROM SOCIAL MEDIA

  • Coffee1st

    You don't just LEAVE ANYONE in a burning building.... especially if you're ALREADY attempting to transport them to safety. They just sat her down and hauled @$$. Three men, one elderly lady. There's not too much you can tell me that can excuse what they did.
    I'm a nurse. If I did that, the state nursing board would snatch my license for abandonment. No questions asked.

  • Moon Lee

    Bastards!

  • StoneColdLady

    I see the point you are trying to make; however I don’t think these officers intentionally left her to die. They aren’t firefighters and the don’t have on any equipment themselves; they aren’t necessarily “trained” in this area of protection and service, maybe they panicked. I don’t think it is a fair assessment in THIS case; I don’t “expect” firefighters to disarm suspects I don’t necessarily “expect” cops to effectively run into burning buildings and evacuate...

  • Mahogany

    Like for real. I don't understand the daughter's logic.

  • Calikush

    Man, FOH......A cop’s job is to protect and to serve! If u can’t do that then don’t be a cop! ?????............. I know if I’m a cop and took an oath I’m gonna do my job and risk my life to save citizens! It’s a lot of cowards wearing a badge!!!! This chit right here is no excuse!!!!

  • Calikush

    Nope, the dumba$$ cops need to go!

  • Calikush

    Right! These people on here blaming the daughter are crazy! It’s no way that daughter would have been able to carry her moms to safety! Smh!

  • ?Patty Kakes?

    So sad. Gurl get they ass!

  • RealATLPeach36

    Everyone is different...I would have not left my mom. I would have drug her ass down them stairs. I love my mother she's my love after my dad though.. LOL BUT my dad is after my son and my son is after GOD...yelp that's my order

  • Zeta Phi Beta 1920

    Morons.

  • Maxima

    Thank you. Everyone is blaming the daughter. If the mother is 91, do y'all really think the daughter is 30??? And the way the black family is, if the daughter stayed with the mother, there will have been plenty of kids in foster care or worse.

  • Maxima

    The daughter isn't 30 if the woman was 91. Math folks and human biology folks. Maybe the mother really was too heavy for her or the daughter is caring for a lot of kids due to drugs, jail or whatever. Let's be realistic about the black family.

  • SDot

    they all better get locked the F up

  • Applebootay

    Ummmmm, you can tell from the pics she wasn't obese...if that was my mother (who was very overweight when I had to help 3 ambulance workers carry her out for medical reasons)....her daughter should've dragged her out....

  • Applebootay

    Yes, the cops should be fired and jailed for what they did...I'm not saying it was the daughters fault....clearly the officers shouldn't have left her there

  • Haley C

    I didn’t even want to read the story because this is sad, now that I have read it I’m disgusted.

  • Skin Deep Beauty

    The math is IRRELEVANT! FOH! YOU MUST BE ONE OF THE FCKUTARDS NYPD... AND YOU CAN KISS MY REALISTIC HUMANITARIAN ARSE WITH THAT BS COMMENT YOU JUST POSTED FOH!

  • Dr.Rue

    It took 4 men to carry one little old 91 year old lady??? Disgusting liars - could have saved both your friend and the woman. Evil people.

  • Oya Shango

    You are talking about black officers trained and acculturated in a white policing system, that demands that they murder their own to prove their loyalty to blue. That is the old slave mentality.

    Black officers who grow-up and LIVE in the community in which they serve do not murder their own as a first option. They know the members in their community, their families and their individual situations. They tend to act as role models and offer restorative solutions as oppose to punitive.

  • Maxima

    I am from NYC and I am hardly an NYPD reporter. Why don't you step away from the all-caps and take your meds as it is really just all too much for you dear.

  • Maxima

    If the daughter is 65 or 70, there might have been a problem.

  • Simone

    No, of course cops don't have firefighter type of training but you and I would have made sure that elderly woman made it out of that hallway alive. Just carry her out in your arms or on your back. There is no training for compassion. Either that's in you or not. They just left her in that smoke-filled hallway to die. That's unforgivable.

  • Trace da Ace

    this is horrible!!!! why would they leave her???? they should have taken her down the stairs when they left.....my heart goes out to this lady...my grandma is 83 and I would slit somebody's neck if they did that to her!!!

  • Not True!

    The people on here believe ANYTHING!

  • Michael Washington

    Old people aren't valuable in the culture...accept these things now.

    People talk a great game.

  • Malai

    YESSSSS exactly! I feel so sorry for the daughter..! I’m sure it was the hardest decision for her and I’m sure it pains her to even think about that night

  • Malai

    Lmaooooo!! ?????

  • BloodBlood

    Idk wtf everybody else would of did but I know me personally would of died with MY MOTHER!!!