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Melisa Jackson, NYC EMT Accused Of Refusing Pregnant Woman Help, Dismissed Of Charges

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NEW YORK -- Charges have been dropped against a New York City EMT accused of walking away from an ailing pregnant woman who later died.

The charges stemmed from a December 2009 incident. Melisa Jackson and her EMT partner were accused of refusing to help a pregnant cashier at a coffee shop in Brooklyn.

Jackson called an ambulance but witnesses said the pair left without doing more.

The cashier died at a hospital. Her baby died two days later.

Prosecutors dropped the charges after Jackson's supervisor said she didn't violate the department's "Flag Down Rule." He had initially said uniformed medics must provide treatment if flagged for assistance.

He asked that the charges be dismissed, giving prosecutors no choice but to drop the charges.

The other EMT, James Green, died in 2010 during an argument outside a nightclub.

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