The workers initially criticized for doing nothing as they witnessed the brutal assault of an Asian woman this week did eventually come to her aid, according to the Midtown building’s management company, which released a new video it purports to show that.
The extended video, provided by the Brodsky Organization to PIX11, shows the moments after a worker closed the door on the 65-year-old victim after she was knocked to the ground and repeatedly kicked by convicted murderer Brandon Elliot, 38.
A short time later, they are seen in the clip opening the door and going outside, apparently to help the victim — although that is not seen.
A union rep for the doormen said that the doormen flagged down an NYPD cruiser.
The NYPD said no 911 calls were made, but did confirm Thursday that “people in the building” flagged down cops on patrol.
The two lobby staffers who were initially suspended in the wake of the incident will remain so, “pending determination of whether all emergency protocols were sufficiently followed,” the building owner told PIX 11.
“Together with 32BJ union representation, management has also been investigating the response of the two lobby staffers present, who have been suspended pending the outcome,” the Brodsky Organization posted to Instagram Wednesday. “We take this situation very seriously, and are committed to strengthening internal training and working with our community to ensure the safety of our residents and neighbors.”
Elizabeth Kari, the daughter of the victim, Vilma Kari, wrote on a GoFundMe page that the initial security video “has been the most difficult thing to watch, apart from the crime itself.”
“There were many times that I wish someone would have stepped in,” she said.
However, another person standing across the street did yell and scream to get Elliot’s attention, she added.
“That is where the [first] video cuts off as the attacker crossed the street to him,” she wrote. “To this person, I understand your decision in remaining anonymous during this time. I want to THANK YOU for stepping in and doing the right thing. This gesture of action is what we need in our world right now. I hope one day, my mom and I can thank you personally.”