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Woman Says Cops Let Wounded Husband Bleed To Death On Bushwick Street

July 12, 2018 - 3:05 pm

NEW YORK (1010 WINS) -- The widow of a man who was shot to death late last month in Brooklyn plans to sue the city. She claims cops failed to do their duty.

Court papers filed on behalf of his widow 44-year-old Robert Fason lay on the pavement bleeding to death blocks from where he had been shot in Bushwick, and even though he and others had called 911, responding officers never got out of their car because they believed the assignment was unnecessary.

Fason and a friend were shout outside Harvey's Bar and Restaurant on Broadway. The blasts were picked up by the NYPD's ShotSpotter system.

Court papers allege officers Roberto Anton and Lisa Lovell sent a radio code that indicated they had 'deemed the job unnecessary.'

“Officers Anton and Lovell responded to Decatur Street, where Robert Fason was in plain view and bleeding profusely, yet did not exit their [squad car>,” an excerpt shared by the New York Post said. “Instead, they radioed that a dying man’s frantic calls for help were unfounded and unnecessary and they drove off, leaving Robert Fason helpless at the precise moment he was in dire need of emergency medical attention.”

Lee Fason is Robert's brother.

"To knowledge if they had did their job, did their procedures, my brother would have been alive," he said.

Instead Robert was found hours later, already dead.