The two nurses from Northern Westchester Hospital who were involved in the alleged scuffle involving Douglas Kennedy and his newborn son, Bo, claim that they were injured in the process.
In her sworn deposition to Mount Kisco police, Anna Lane, the charge nurse during the Jan. 7 incident, claims that she tried to block Kennedy from taking Bo to the hospital's third-floor stairwell in his attempt to bring him outside for "fresh air."
"Mr. Douglas Kennedy attempted to move past me," Lane said in her account to police." Mr. Douglas Kennedy than placed his hand on my left wrist and twisted my arm causing pain. My hand came off the doorknob and Mr. Douglas Kennedy moved passed me at this time. I heard Cari Luciano [the other involved nurse] request that Mr. Douglas Kennedy come back into the unit."
She went on to describe the alleged altercation between Kennedy and Luciano.
"I heard Cari Luciano request that Mr. Douglas Kennedy come back into the unit as he had passed the threshold of the door into the stairwell," she said. "I then saw Mr. Douglas Kennedy's foot strike Cari Luciano in her mid-section and Cari fell backward as a result of the force of the kick. I saw Mr. Douglas Kennedy simultaneously fall backward into the stairwell with the infant held across his chest and Mr. Kennedys head landed at the top of the stairs. The infant's head bounced up and back as Mr. Douglas Kennedy made a direct impact with the floor. He than stood up and ran down the stairs."
After that, Lane said, Kennedy, along with Dr. Timothy Haydock went down the stairwell.
Lane described getting a headache and ringing in her ears in addition to the wrist injury.
Luciano described a similar narrative in her statement to police, saying that the incident, which took place that evening, involved both she and Lane trying to stop him. At first, Luciano claims, they convinced Kennedy to step out of an elevator but that he proceeded to attempt to go down a stairwell.
"I could see the baby's head violently shaking from side to aide due to Douglas Kennedy not properly supporting the child," Luciano said about Bo during the alleged altercation involving Kennedy and Lane.
She went on to claim that he kicked her.
"Instinctively, as a nurse, I raised both my arms towards the head of the baby, to steady the violent shaking of the babies head and neck. As my hands touched the shoulders of the baby, Douglas Kennedy, raised his right foot, and with tremendous force, kicked me in the left side of my pelvic area. The force of the kick caused me to fall backwards onto the ground and go skidding backwards on the floor."
Luciano gave a similar account to that of Lane's about Kennedy falling down, with Bo in hand, as a result. Telling police, she claimed that she sustained injuries to the pelvic area, right shoulder and right flank, which she described as still present while giving her police statement.
Lane and Luciano began their attempt to stop Kennedy, according to their accounts, after he refused Lane's order not to proceed to the emergency room level with Bo. Lane, in her statement, claims she told Kennedy that she would ask an obstetrician and pediatrician "to make arrangements" for granting a request. Additionally, Lane said she told Kennedy that babies in the hospital, according to its policy, must be transported in bassinets or isolettes.
Kennedy, his wife Molly, and Dr. Timothy Haydock - he's an ER doctor at NWH and family friend - the nurses' accounts of the story. Haydock said that consent was originally given to move the baby.
The full supporting depositions from Luciano and Lane are attached here as a PDF file.