NYPD Tells Father They’re Too Busy With ‘Protests’ To Look For Suicidal Son
[su_brk]The New York Police Department said they couldn’t help a desperate man find is suicidal son because of the Eric Garner protests.
Andreas Robbins, 25, from Stuyvesant, New York, left a suicide note saying he was going to jump off the George Washington Bridge on Monday night – and hasn’t been seen since.
His father Columbia University Professor Bruce Robbins said the NYPD was initially helpful, but now officers are busy dealing with thousands of protesters disrupting traffic and staging ‘die-ins’.
‘I was kind of speechless,’ said Mr Robbins. ‘A detective basically said, ‘There’s no one out to take your case because everyone is out there dealing with the consequences of the Eric Garner case’.’…
But officers say they have been ‘working diligently’ to find Mr Robbins as they sent out harbour and aviation units as well as canvassing around his neighbourhood.
The 25-year-old was caught on surveillance footage leaving his apartment at 7.45pm on Monday, without his phone or bank card.
His father learned about the suicide note on Monday evening after the 25-year-old’s girlfriend notified the police.
‘The note said that he wanted his savings to be given to an organisation that fights depression and fight suicide and that he wanted his ashes strewn in the Mediterranean, which is where his mother is from,’ said Mr Robbins.[su_csky_ad]