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EMT Accused Of Ignoring Dying Woman Cleared Of Criminal Charges

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An EMT accused of doing nothing while a pregnant woman died inside a Brooklyn restaurant has been cleared of criminal charges.

Melissa Jackson was charged with official misconduct after she failed to help Eutisha Rennix, who suffered a fatal asthma attack inside an Au Bon Pain in 2009.

Jackson called 911, but prosecutors said she never offered medical help to Rennix, who later died at the hospital along with her unborn baby.

According to the Daily News, the EMS chief told prosecutors that although Jackson was medically trained, she was not actually required to help the dying woman because she was a dispatcher, not an ambulance worker.

Fire Commissioner Salvatore Cassano says Jackson will still face an internal investigation.

The other EMT accused along with Jackson was shot to death in 2010.

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