EMT Who Allegedly Ignored Dying Woman Charged with Misconduct

Tuesday, Oct 12, 2010  |  Updated 9:35 PM EDT
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EMT Who Allegedly Ignored Dying Woman Charged with Misconduct

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Eutisha Revee Rennix left behind a three-year-old son, her family said after the tragedy.

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A New York City emergency medical technician accused of failing to help a dying pregnant woman has been charged with official misconduct.

Melissa Jackson was arraigned on the misdemeanor charge in Brooklyn Criminal Court Tuesday after turning herself in to prosecutors. If convicted she faces up to one year in jail.

Brooklyn District Attorney Charles Hynes says the 23-year-old was released without bail and is scheduled to return to court Dec. 13.

Her lawyer didn't immediately return a message seeking comment.

Jackson and another EMT were accused of failing to help 25-year-old Eutisha Revee Rennix after she became ill while working at a Brooklyn restaurant on Dec. 9. The EMTs were waiting in line.

Fire officials say Jackson remains on administrative duty.

The other EMT, 32-year-old Jason Green, was fatally shot in July after a fight outside a Manhattan nightclub over a parking space.
 

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