Goalkeepers fired for inaction who witnessed a beating in New York

New York, Apr 6 (EFE) .- The doormen of the New York building in front of which on April 29 a man brutally beat a 65-year-old Asian woman have been fired for not having helped the victim, who she had to be hospitalized, local press reported.

According to the administrator of this luxury building located near Times Square, in the Manhattan neighborhood, the workers who were inside during the event did not follow the required “emergency and security protocols”, reports The New York Times. , which quotes an email sent to residents.

The racist attack was recorded by security cameras and distributed by the Police.

In the video you could see how a man knocked the woman down with a kick to the chest and then continued to hit her on the head once she was lying on the ground.

The suspect, identified as Brandon Elliot, 38, who spent 17 years in prison for the stab murder of his mother and who had been on probation for two years, was arrested on March 31.

In the images you could also see the building workers who did not intervene during or after what happened.

One of those fired is a doorman who appears in the images and who can be seen closing the entrance door once the aggressor leaves the place, and does not attend the victim.

These employees had already been suspended from employment and salary while an investigation was being carried out, as confirmed by representatives of the management of the property to the local media.

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The city’s mayor, Bill de Blasio, described the assault as “totally disgusting and outrageous,” and said it was “absolutely unacceptable” that witnesses had not intervened.

Attacks against people of Asian descent in the United States have skyrocketed since the start of the coronavirus pandemic.

From March 2020 through the end of that year, the organization “Stop Asian American and Pacific Islander Hate” recorded nearly 2,800 complaints of “anti-Asian hatred” across the country, 240 of them including a physical attack. EFE

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