After shooting of emotionally disturbed woman, NYC's top cop says "we failed"

October 19, 2016 5:14 PM

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After shooting of emotionally disturbed woman, NYC's top cop says "we failed"

NEW YORK — New York Police Department Commissioner James O’Neill pledged Wednesday to investigate the fatal police shooting of a 66-year-old emotionally disturbed woman in the city’s Bronx borough Tuesday evening, reports CBS New York.

“We failed,” James O’Neill said of the shooting. “Our first obligation is to preserve life, not to take a life if it can be avoided.”

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