Two NYPD officers were suspended after Tonie Wells, 22, was found dead in a stairwell. The officers were called to Wells' home to check her welfare and are being investigated to dertermine if they did so.  (Photo" ABC 13 screen shot)

Two NYPD officers were suspended after Tonie Wells, 22, was found dead in a stairwell. The officers were called to Wells' home to check her welfare and are being investigated to dertermine if they did so.  (Photo" ABC 13 screen shot)

The NYPD has suspended two officers who responded to check on a Brooklyn woman who was later found dead in a stairwell.

The officers, who are assigned to the 77th Precinct, were initially called to the home on Sterling Place in Crown Heights to check on 22-year-old Tonie Wells, but didn't find anything and left.

Their actions, including whether they actually checked on Wells, are now under investigation. The department said the initial welfare check call came in at 8:40 a.m. Different officers found the body after another call was placed around 10 a.m.

Police officials are also looking into whether the 911 dispatcher gave the officers complete information about the incident. Wells was later discovered dead at the bottom of the staircase of her home with bruises on her neck. Her young child was in the home at the time.

Investigators later took a person of interest into custody in the case, ABC13 reports.

 

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