Police Accountability Report: Episode 126 – LRN.fm

This week, a story that should cause anyone critically thinking to see that those wearing badges aren’t always operating with the best intentions.

Story #1
Video: Officer “Failed To Render Aid” For Dying Crash Victims


A Pinecrest Police officer is accused of failing to render aid at the scene of a deadly accident.  She’s now taking criticism for not helping the man and woman who died.

On October 16th a driver struck two University of Miami graduate students, Ying Chen and Hao Liu.

Off-duty Miami Police Sergeant Javier Ortiz happened to be in the area and came upon the scene immediately.

“I jumped out of my car, I have a defibrillator, and checked the vitals on both victims,” Ortiz told CBS4 News.

“I immediately started CPR on the female.  It was just me. I had no one to work on the male and I was waiting for help to arrive,” said Ortiz.

A dash camera from a Pinecrest police car shows the first possible help arriving, Pinecrest Officer Ana Carrasco.

The video shows a blood covered Ortiz administering CPR to the female victim.

Officer Carrasco gets out of her car and approaches.

“I told her that the male was not breathing and had no pulse and she needed to turn him over and start CPR,” said Sergeant Ortiz.

“I got no response.  She just stood there,” added Ortiz.

The dash camera video showed the officer standing with her hands in her pockets watching Ortiz try to help the stricken female student.

Ortiz said he begged her to help.

“I said it again and again and again,” Ortiz said. “There were people, civilians, yelling at her to please do something and she did absolutely nothing.”

In recorded statements, witnesses said Officer Carrasco did not help the victims.

When questioned as part of an internal affairs investigation, Carrasco said she gave Ortiz a pair of gloves when he asked for them, told bystanders to back away from the scene and tried to locate the vehicle that hit the victims which was stopped a short distance away.

A recording of Carrasco’s statement says, “I actually made a visual assessment on the male facing down. I didn’t see him breathing, I didn’t see his lungs or chest expanding or any signs of life.”

She said she never checked vital signs because she didn’t have another pair of gloves.

In the end, neither Chen nor Liu survived.

“She has no business wearing a badge and a gun,” Ortiz said. “Somebody that wears a badge and gun takes an oath, and part of that oath on or off duty is to save lives and she didn’t do it.”

A thirty-two page investigative report by Pinecrest Police found Officer Carrasco failed to render aid at an accident involving serious injury.

Her proposed punishment was a one-week suspension without pay.

Pinecrest Police Chief Samuel Ceballos in a written statement late Thursday said he is not bound by the recommendation of the one-week suspension, which was made by a division lieutenant..

Sometimes, the worst thing you can do is nothing.

I hope you’ll take a moment to consider just what it is that you are paying for via taxation – and speak out against the corruption.
Until next week, stay safe and remember that badges don’t grant extra rights.

Darryl W. Perry

Darryl has spent most of his adult life as an advocate & activist for peace and liberty. Darryl is an award winning author, publisher & radio/TV host. He is a regular contributor to several weekly and monthly newspapers. He hosts the daily newscast FPPRadioNews, the weekly news podcasts FPP Freedom Minute and Police Accountability Report, hosts the weekly radio show Peace, Love, Liberty Radio, and is a regular co-host on Free Talk Live.   Darryl is a co-founder and co-chair of the NH Liberty Party.   Darryl is the Owner/Managing Editor of Free Press Publications.