Two New York City police officers were suspended after witnesses said they failed to leave their car to check on a young woman who was later found dead at the bottom of a stairwell.
The woman’s husband, Barry Wells, faces charges in her death, police said.
On Wednesday morning, a neighbor called police when she heard Tonie Wells, 22, scream, “Help me, he’s going to kill me” during an argument with her husband in their Brooklyn home, 1010 WINS radio reported.
According to “preliminary reports I received, they did not exit the vehicle and that’s troubling,” said the Brooklyn borough president, Eric Adams.
After authorities received a second phone call from a neighbor, who said the Wells’ 2-year-old daughter Charlie was crying, additional police officers responded. They found Tonie Wells unresponsive at the bottom of a stairwell in the brownstone where she lived with her husband. She had bruising around her neck, police said, and was declared dead at the scene Read More..