BREAKING News Out Of New York… Riots About to ERUPT

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Surveillance video showed three New York City police officers carrying a black 91-year-old woman along a smoke-filled hallway — moments before they left her on the floor.

The officers were attempting to save this woman’s life but became overwhelmed by the smoke.

FOX News reports that Ethel Davis — mother of six and great-great-grandmother of 16 — died of smoke inhalation one day after the Jan. 12 fire at the apartment complex where she lived in Rockaway Beach, Queens. Now, her family is preparing to file a lawsuit against the NYPD, the city and the cops who carried Davis on that fateful day.

The footage shows the feeble, bewildered woman, in a nightgown and socks, being hauled off by NYPD Sgt. Timothy Brovakos, who is aided by two other cops, at around 11:30 a.m., New York Post reports.

But Brovakos is quickly overcome by smoke, and Davis gets abandoned on the floor outside a hallway exit door as his two comrades help him to a lower floor.

Firefighters are seen arriving on the floor about a minute later, although it doesn’t appear that they notice Davis because of the smoke.

Davis’ relatives claimed the police failure was twofold. First, they said there was no reason for cops to force Ethel out of the apartment, which was equipped with fireproof doors.

“I told them she’d [be] safer in the house with the door closed and that she wouldn’t survive in the hallway,” Ethel Davis’ daughter Marcia told the New York Post.

The second mistake, according to Davis family attorney Peter S. Thomas, was leaving a stairwell door open — allowing smoke from the fire on the 11th floor to pour onto the floor above, where Davis lived.

“At each and every step, the officers on the scene did precisely the wrong thing,” Thomas told the Post.

An attorney for one of the officers who carried Davis, Sgt. Timothy Brovakos, has said his client was overcome by smoke and tried to retrieve the woman from the hallway when he came to.

“He risked his life to save this woman,” Sergeants Benevolent Association lawyer Andrew Quinn told the Post last month. “This is what makes it difficult to be a cop these days. You run into a burning building to save lives and get blamed.”

The NYPD is conducting its own investigation into the incident.

There’s no doubt that this woman’s relatives will be millionaires after all is said and done.

Rest in peace.



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