A press release says the legislation is named for 11-year-old Briana Ojeda from Brooklyn who died in August 2010 from an asthma.
“New Yorkers in need rely on police officers day in and day out to protect them and keep them safe, making CPR, a critical and potentially life-saving procedure, a fundamental part of a police officer’s duty and responsibilities,” Speaker Sheldon Silver said. “This legislation provides families with the knowledge that, when and if the time comes, New York State’s police force will be ready and able to step up and fulfill its oath to protect and serve.”
There is a similar bill in the New York Senate.
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