NY Authorities Steal 9/11 Cop's Body, Remove 9/11 Link From Death CertificateOf corpse it's OK
Mike: City was right to grab 9/11 cop's body
By LORENA MONGELLI, REBECCA ROSENBERG and CHUCK BENNETT
Last Updated: 10:09 AM, March 31, 2011
Posted: 2:06 AM, March 31, 2011Mayor Bloomberg insisted yesterday that city morgue workers had every right to seize the body of an NYPD cop from a funeral home and expunge references to 9/11 toxins from his death certificate.
"The bottom line is that if the law requires, for nonnatural causes, to do an investigation, that's what it's going to be . . . I'm sorry that anybody felt upset about it," Bloomberg said.
Relatives of cancer-stricken retired Officer George Wong held a belated funeral yesterday, saying they still hadn't heard directly from city officials apologizing for having plucked the officer's body from the Ng Fook funeral home Monday night.
FINAL RESPECTS: Officers yesterday carry the casket of 9/11 hero cop George Wong. Right, how The Post broke the story of city morgue workers grabbing Wong's body from a funeral home for re-examination.
"I was really upset. They took the body again to cut it or whatever
," Wong's mother, Mei Sin Wong, 73, said through an interpreter. "It's not respectful for the Chinese people."
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