NYPD officers suspended for failing to investigate 911 call of man dying outside Bed-Stuy home

Robert Fason, 44, was shot outside a Brooklyn bar early Saturday; family planning legal action

July 3, 2018 Brooklyn Daily Eagle
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The New York Police Department has suspended two officers who didn’t get out of their patrol car to investigate a 911 call while a man lay dying outside a home.

Police say 44-year-old Robert Fason and another man were shot during an argument outside a Bed-Stuy bar on Saturday morning.

Fason fled from the scene and collapsed in front of a home.

A witness called 911 to report the injured man, but police say officers went to the scene and reported the call was unnecessary.

The witness called 911 again, and different officers found Fason dead.

NYPD Chief Rodney Harrison said Monday the initial officers have been suspended due to a lack of investigation.

Aloma Fason, the man’s wife, tells WNBC-TV their family is considering legal action.

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