NYPD to make arrests in death of woman who underwent butt surgery
The NYPD is expected to make an arrest in relation to the death of a Harlem mother who died after butt enhancement surgery.
“There is a strong possibility there is going to be arrests,” NYPD Chief of Detectives Robert Boyce said on Tuesday. “This happens, unfortunately, a couple times of year where we have these kinds of surgeries gone bad. These are not doctors. They should not be doing this.”
Latesha Bynum underwent surgery in an apartment on July 15. By that night, she was dizzy and had tightness in her chest, so she called 911. She was rushed to Mount Sinai St. Luke’s Medical Center, where doctors declared her brain dead. She was taken off of life support on Thursday.
Police searched the apartment where the surgery allegedly took place as part of the investigation.
“We found surgical supplies that were indicative of some kind of surgery being performed as well as drugs like lidocaine,” Boyce said.
“We feel this is what happened — it was a botched plastic surgery,” Boyce said. “She was given some injections.”
The city medical examiner is reportedly still reviewing the case, while her family calls for justice for what they are calling a case of murder.
Although Boyce said that police have identified the person who performed the surgery, no arrests have been made.
“We have everybody identified who were players in this,” he said. “She went willingly. She had heard of this location from another friend of hers.”