NYPD Develops Fire Response Policy After 2 Officers Injured

April 10, 2014

New York City’s police commissioner says the NYPD will develop a policy for responding to fires after two officers were critically injured in a blaze on Coney Island.

Commissioner William Bratton said Tuesday that the NYPD currently doesn’t have a policy about officers using an elevator while responding to a fire.

The officers, 33-year-old Rosa Rodriguez and 38-year-old Dennis Guerra, remain in critical condition Wednesday. They were overcome by carbon monoxide and smoke on Sunday after taking an elevator to the 13th floor of the Brooklyn building.

On Monday, 16-year-old boy Marcell Dockery, of Brooklyn, was charged in connection with the fire. He was arraigned on charges of assault, arson and reckless endangerment and held without bail.

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