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Sister of cop who apparently killed self says she asked for help for brother

The sister of an NYPD veteran who apparently committed suicide on Wednesday said the department cleared her brother for duty after a June mental health evaluation — even though the officer regularly threatened to harm himself or others. Eileen Echeverria of West Islip said she asked police officials at least 10 times in recent years to provide mental health assistance to her brother, Robert Echeverria of Queens, and to take his weapons away.  (Credit: James Carbone)

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