Brooklyn Assemblyman Felix Ortiz, supporters renew fight for Briana’s Law
BROOKLYN - A local assemblyman is renewing the fight for legislation that would require law enforcement officers to take CPR training every two years.
Brooklyn Assemblyman Felix Ortiz and other supporters are calling for the passage of Briana's Law, named for 11-year-old Briana Ojeda, who died of a severe asthma attack in 2010 after a responding police officer was unable to perform CPR.
The state Assembly passed Briana's Law back in June, but it died in the Senate last month.
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Brooklyn state Sen. Velmanette Montgomery also says she's making it her mission to get fellow senators on board.