Bronx hospital staffers refused to speak to police probing suspected assault that gave engineer brain damage, cop source says
Seong Soo Kim, was discovered unconscious with multiple fractures at Montefiore Hospital, and the incident wasn’t reported to police until 4 days after it happened. A “white wall of silence” has stymied an NYPD investigation into a suspected assault at Montefiore Hospital that left an engineer with brain damage, […]
The bizarre case of Seong Soo Kim began in Oct. 2014 when he was discovered unconscious, with multiple skull fractures, on the floor of a heavily-trafficked room inside the Bronx hospital.
The NYPD only found out about the incident four days later when Kim’s wife, a Montefiore technician, reported it to police.
Hospital officials supplied investigators with surveillance footage of the room where Kim was found — but it didn’t capture the incident.
Further complicating the probe, multiple staffers refused to speak with police, a source said.
“Every single person in the hospital that we wanted to interview on this lawyered up,” an NYPD source said.
“It was like some white wall of silence was put up to block our investigation.”
The source said cops obtained subpoenas and tried to question multiple staffers with their lawyers, “but they still didn’t speak.”
The hospital defended its handling of the case but didn’t respond to specific questions.