Nurse arrested and charged of dumping 2-day-old baby into a bassinet. A Long Island, New York, nurse arrested and has been charged after it was claimed that she was seen on camera taking up a newborn who was just two days old and slamming him face-down into his cot. According to the Suffolk County District Attorney’s Office, Amanda Burke, 29, was detained early on Wednesday and charged with endangering the welfare of a child, a Class A misdemeanor, in relation to the event on February 6.
Burke (nurse arrested of dumping 2-day-old baby into a bassinet) was in charge of the infant’s care at the time of the event and worked in the neonatal critical care unit at Good Samaritan Hospital in West Islip, Long Island. According to the prosecution, the baby’s mother confronted Burke, the baby’s father recorded the incident on his iPhone through the nursery window, and the parents alerted hospital nursing staff members.
Burke was fired as a result shortly after the incident, according to the announcement.
Nurse arrested of dumping 2-day-old baby into a bassinet – “Allegations are truly disturbing” says DA Tierney
According to District Attorney Raymond A. Tierney, the charges against this defendant, who is responsible for looking after some of our most vulnerable individuals, are quite upsetting. Burke’s attorney, Robert C. Gottlieb, issued the following statement: “This case should have never given rise to criminal charges.”
The District Attorney’s statements are inaccurate and not supported by all the evidence that will be presented in court, according to him. Amanda is an outstanding, exemplary, compassionate nurse who did not and would never do anything to endanger any infant or patient under her care.
Burke’s registered nurse license has not yet been suspended, according to the district attorney’s office, which said it informed the Office of Professional Discipline at the New York State Education Department of the investigation’s findings.
Nurse arrested of dumping 2-day-old baby – Fidel Sinclair, father of the child said…
Only by divine intervention that he was able to see what happened to his son Nikko. I’m glad I was present. Sinclair claimed, “God sent me.” We wouldn’t have seen any of it happen if God hadn’t sent me to check on him there and then. And not only to him, but also to the other babies, that would have continued throughout the night.
Consuelo Saravia, Nikko’s mother, told the broadcaster that she was shaken by the footage showing how her child was handled.
Burke (nurse arrested and charged) will appear in court on May 2.