Woman at police protest rally desperately turns to cop for help when 1-month-old baby stops breathing

An ironic twist of fate led to a woman protesting police turning to them in a desperate hour of need.

After being summoned, a hero cop in Baltimore tried in vain to save a one-month-old baby of a woman protesting a police shooting Friday of a man armed with two knives.

Witnesses said the baby’s mother left the protest Saturday and went to a nearby restaurant to feed the infant, who then stopped breathing, according to CBS Baltimore.

Duane G. Davis, a local activist known for criticizing the police, videotaped the incident as it occurred and posted it on Facebook.

He explains in the video that an officer, later identified as Major Richard Gibson, performed CPR until paramedics arrived. Davis says several times that paramedics were able to “bring the baby back to life.”

Davis granted the officer a reprieve from criticism … this time.

“A white shirt that we don’t get along with did do his job,” the activist said. “He did serve the community today, so I can’t beat him up on that one.”

A screen shot of the video shows an emotional Gibson struggling to hold back tears after paramedics took the child.


The Baltimore Police Department released a statement on its very active Facebook page on the incident and noted that the infant “was transported to an area hospital where she later died.”

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