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Cuomo signs 'Briana's Law' requiring NY police officers to learn CPR

Cuomo signs 'Briana's Law' requiring NY police officers to learn CPR”

Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Sunday signed Briana's Law, requiring New York City police officers and state troopers to complete training in CPR.

Briana's Law was signed by Cuomo on Sunday.

"CPR is a critical skill and by requiring law-enforcement candidates and officers to become certified, we can create a safer NY for all".

The law is named after Briana Ojeda, an 11-year-old girl who suffered a life-threatening asthma attack while playing at a city playground in August 2010. During the attack, Ojeda's mother flagged down a police officer who didn't help, saying he didn't know how to perform CPR.

The legislation, which will take effect in 60 days, will mandate CPR training for all New York Police Department candidates before they graduate from the academy.

It's legislation he hopes will help save lives.

The NYPD doesn't now require the completion and recertification of CPR training, according to Cuomo's office. They must be recertified every two years.

CPR is a medical technique administered through chest compressions and breaths in cardiac and breathing emergencies. The police officer didn't know how to administer CPR and the girl died shortly after arriving at the hospital, according to the news release and media accounts.

Briana's family had since filed a civil suit against the city, former Police Commissioner Ray Kelly and NYPD Officer Mendez, claiming the officer's actions violated their constitutional rights and contributed to their daughter's death.



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