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News :: Social Welfare
Cop who fell on the job sues family of baby who almost drowned
10 Oct 2007
This is a story you can't miss...
CASSELBERRY - In January, 1-year-old Joey Cosmillo wandered into the backyard and fell into the family pool. When his mother hauled him out, he wasn't breathing. Rescuers were able to bring him back to life, but he suffered severe brain damage and cannot walk, talk or even swallow.

Now, his family faces another burden: One of the rescuers, Casselberry police Sgt. Andrea Eichhorn, is suing, alleging the family left a puddle of water on the floor that afternoon, causing her to slip and fall.

(Follow the link for the full article. This is a keeper!)

http://www.sun-sentinel.com/news/local/florida/orl-mdrown1007oct10,0,682
See also:
http://www.sun-sentinel.com/news/local/florida/orl-mdrown1007oct10,0,6825213.story

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10 Oct 2007
Here's a comment someone left in response to the original article. I am posting it so it will not disappear. To their credit, many cops are posting negatively about the actions of this cop. Here's one such comment by "Someone who knows her":

Please Read!!!!!!!!! Please Read!!!!!!!!!
I have worked with, and known Andrea for a number of years. I can no longer remain silent.Andrea may've "wrestled" a box of razor blades from someone, but what Casselberry P.D. isn't telling the press is how during an attempt to take subdue another person, she handcuffed an officer who was assisting her. This was on another call, but it actually happened. That's not all. Casselberry is slow to release her public record, because it's also full of negative stuff as well. Several years back, she was investigated for fraud and forgery by the F.D.L.E. for forging officers names to collect money on an off duty detail. The detail was a cash payout, and required officer signature for the company's tax records. She was signing other names so she wouldn't have to claim the payout on HER taxes. THIS IS PUBLIC RECORD!!!!!
There was also the time a bank was robbed while she was working there on an off duty detail. Because of her laziness, she was unaware that the bank was being robbed, and it wasn't until a citizen attempted to subdue the robber that she realized what was going on.
Or, how about the squad memo she wrote, DIRECTING her squad to write a specific and large number of tickets, or face disciplinary action, thus creating an illegal quota. Once the memo was made public to the other squads, it was quickly recanted and hidden away.
How about her inter-department sexual liasons? Although never made public, she was known for being sexually involved with people who could further her career. She was caught having sex with an officer on the back of her patrol car which was parked in a lot off of Murphy road. This was never investigated, and was swept under the rug. While having an alleged affiar with the a Deputy Chief, she was promoted to Sgt. Was she the most qualified? Absolutley not, dating the Dept. Chief doeshave it's benefits. She started daing her current husband while he was still married( and had just had a baby ). By the way, she was still married as well. She is not a good officer, nor is she well liked at the department. Most people try to stay away from her.
Ask yourself this....Why was a Sgt, in the Investigation Division( which does NOT answer patrol calls ) at the Cosmillo home? Was she dispatched to the call, even though she's considered secondary to the patrol officers. What I mean, is that for her to be dispatched to that call, ALL roadway patrol officers, ALL traffic officers, and community service officers would have to be unavailable. So, that would mean somewhere between 10 and 20 other people, who would normally answer that call would have to be unavailable. Let's not forget that Paramedics were ALREADY on scene. So, was that the case, OR did she decide to go on her own? Dispatch logs are public record and should be investigated. If she went on her own, there was NO reason for her to be on scene. Following her lawyers logic of if the family had secured the pool area, there would've never been a puddle, if Andrea had not taken it upon herself to go the house, she would not have fallen. I urge anyone who wants to know more about her, to request her record of service from the City of Casselberry. It's ALL public record, and you have the RIGHT to see it. Don't take my word for it, see it for yourself.