WHAT’S BEING CLAIMED:
- Retired NYPD Sgt. Yon Chang was found dead on the streets hours after he “forcibly discharged himself” from the hospital feeling “frustrated” with the care he received.
- The retired sergeant went to the hospital after experiencing coronavirus-related symptoms.
- There is no information if the body has tested positive for the coronavirus, and the Medical Examiner has yet to submit the report on the cause of death.
Retired NYPD Sgt. Yon Chang was found dead on the Upper East Side, near the East 77th Street and Park Avenue intersection. The body was located 6 in the morning, Monday. The retired sergeant has “forcibly discharged himself” out of the hospital following his admission because of coronavirus-related symptoms he experienced.
Chang is under investigation for coronavirus inside the hospital before he decided to leave during hospital hours after being dissatisfied and “frustrated” with the hospital care he received, police sources said on Tuesday.
The death remains under investigation. The hospital where the retired sergeant went to for treatment is still unidentified, but Lenox Hill Hospital is on 77th Street between Park and Lexington avenues, located near where the body has found.
The Medical Examiner still has to file the report after the cause of death is determined. There is no information if the body has tested positive for the coronavirus.
The Sergeants Benevolent Association released a statement that ruled the death of Retired Sgt. Yon Chang as coronavirus-related, it reads, “It is with much sadness that I announce the passing of Retired Sgt. Yon Chang, 56, of the 17 Precinct from Coronavirus on April 6, 2020.”
Per the Union records, the Retired Sgt. started his service to the police department in February 1994, promoted to sergeant in December 2006 and has gone to retirement back in February 2014.
“Please keep Sgt. Chang and his loved ones in your thoughts and prayers during this difficult time,” the statement added.
Source: New York Post