Public Advocate Betsy Gotbaum Annual Report Betsy Gotbaum, elected in , has worked tirelessly for six years as New York City’s. Here’s the update on the police report I promised, along with some new photos released by the Gotbaum family. They show Noah and Carol. A son, Noah Gotbaum, said the cause has not yet been determined. The New York Times reported that Mr. Gotbaum’s wife, Betsy Gotbaum.

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She had three sisters: I read through the entire police report on Carol Gotbaum’s arrest and death last night. At that point, the cops had yet to notify him Carol Gotbaum was gone. She was arrested after becoming angry while attempting to board her plane to enter an alcohol treatment center in Tucson, Arizona.

He said that her face was resting on her hands and he first thought she had taken a nap.

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If you like this story, consider signing up for our email newsletters. Weirdly, the transcripts do indicate the communications person ordering Chinese food between calls from Noah Gotbaum. When Gotbaum was arrested, she was not wearing any shoes. Ella, 8; Nathaniel, 6; and Tobias, 3. We use cookies to collect and analyze information on site performance and usage, and to enhance and customize content and advertisements. To what degree the cops were responsible or not for Gotbaum’s end, the courts will decide.

Gotbaum was unable to board her flight, as it had been overbooked. Retrieved from ” https: Most reports stated simply that she had been late in arriving for her flight, [ citation needed ] although this was changed in later news stories. She said that the floor would be slick for someone who was wearing that kind of sock. They show Noah and Carol Gotbaum with their kids: On October 19,it was announced that the city of Phoenix and the family [ clarification needed ] of Carol Gotbaum had reached an undisclosed settlement in the lawsuit.


A spokesman for the Phoenix police stated there was no way the Phoenix authorities could have known about Gotbaum’s health problems and that the police department had acted appropriately. The Maricopa County Medical Examiner found Gotbaum accidentally strangled herself and ruled her death an accident.

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Klepper’s comments make you wonder if the slickness of the floor and the fact she was in her socks may have contributed to what happened.

He informed the cops a family friend was headed to the airport and could take custody of her. The report details how when county pathologist Dr.

Cyril Wechta pathologist hired by the Gotbaum family, agreed with the Medical Examiner’s assessment gotgaum death by asphyxiation but argued that Gotbaum’s condition should have been better assessed by the Phoenix police when they initially encountered her and appropriate medical personnel should have been contacted. There’s some interesting stuff in the report about the way her body was found.

This is after Carol’s death, it seems, and this communications dillweed is focused on his friggin’ springrolls. Soon after the assault with the PDA, security officers were called and Gotbaum was arrested. reporg

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Suicide Detailed in Newly Released Report. After being denied passage on a later flight, Gotbaum became irate; reviews of publicly available closed-circuit security tapes shows her lurching about and flailing, as well as hurling a PDA device at a U.

The story of Gotbaum’s death became national headline news, and newspapers across the country speculated as to what had actually happened. However, she would not respond when he called out to her.

When authorities later checked on her, they found Gotbaum dead. According to Phoenix police, as she was taken away, Gotbaum was irate and continued to scream. You have successfully signed up for your selected newsletter s – please keep an eye on your mailbox, we’re movin’ in! Several witnesses said they thought Gotbaum was drunk, crazy or on drugs, though it looks like Klepper is the only one who noted the smell of alcohol, unless I missed something in my review.


Police state they did not check on her when she was screaming, but became concerned when she stopped. One of the arresting officers, Officer Andrew Woyna, describes discovering Gotbaum’s slumped-over body:. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

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Carol Gotbaum

At several points, Gotbaum referred to herself as a “pathetic depressed mother” and a “depressed, pathetic housewife. Her head was on the bench and he thought that she might have fallen asleep, not an uncommon reaction gotbaun being arrested and allowed to calm down. These medicines included the antidepressants Citalopram and Duloxetineas well as the antitussive Dextromethorphan and the antihistamines Diphenhydramine and Chlorpheniramine.

rrport Grenier, stated that Gotbaum was carrying some food. Views Read Edit View history. Geraldine, Heidi and Patricia. The report states she was acutely intoxicated on alcohol and prescription medication at the time of her death. Ohmart, after CPR failed.

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Don’t have an account yet? As I mentioned in last night’s postI found it interesting that Gotbaum’s husband Noah called police with the information his wife was suicidal right around the gotbaym she was arrested. No Thanks Sign Up.

And he continued to call back to alert the cops that they were dealing with a seriously disturbed woman. GreenPharms Dispensaries Run on Family This page was last edited on 20 Septemberat