The sister of NYPD cop Robert Echeverria, who killed himself at his Queens house Wednesday, stated she warned the division that her brother was unstable and may shoot himself in the event that they didn’t attempt to cease him.
Eileen Echeverria — who lives in West Islip, Lengthy Island — warned the NYPD’s Inside Affairs Bureau in a June 11 e-mail that her brother mustn’t have a firearm, the sister informed The Publish on Thursday.
“I actually am involved about weapons in the home,” Eileen wrote the IAB, in response to the e-mail supplied to The Publish.
She claimed the division did intervene, however simply briefly.
Echeverria’s firearms had been taken away — and returned a couple of days later when an NYPD shrink decided he was not a threat to himself or to others.
When an IAB lieutenant let Eileen know that Robert was getting his weapons returned to him, she informed the lieutenant her brother would use the weapon on himself.
“I stated to them my brother goes to kill himself and the blood is on you,” Eileen stated in a cellphone interview Thursday evening.
“Nearly two months to the day my brother killed himself, and now I’ve to bury him.”
The grieving sister unleashed on town and the NYPD for failing to forestall the tragedy.
“The NYPD destroyed my complete household. [They] didn’t give a sh–,” she added.
“After they’re on TV saying they care about psychological well being, they don’t give a sh–. It’s disgraceful what they’ve performed. They killed my brother.”
Eileen stated her brother had lengthy suffered from psychological well being issues and he or she had warned the division about him not less than one time beforehand.
She stated he’d had a tumultuous relationship along with his spouse and had been pushed into monetary damage, regardless of his six-figure wage from the NYPD.
Eileen additionally blasted Mayor de Blasio for his inaction after the current spat of cop suicides, calling him “a chunk of sh– mayor who doesn’t care about police. ”
The NYPD didn’t instantly touch upon the sister’s allegations.