Amanda Burke the nurse fired after a viral video showed her roughly picking up a newborn baby and slamming the boy face down into a bassinet, has been cleared by a state agency of misconduct.
Burke was working in at Good Samaritan Hospital in Feb. 2023 when video taken by the baby’s father captured the alleged acts.
Burke was fired, charged with endangering the welfare of a child and was referred to the New York State Education Department’s Office of Professional Discipline for review. The investigation found that Burke’s actions do “not constitute professional misconduct,”.
A spokesperson for the Suffolk County District Attorney says they plan to continue to prosecute the case. Burke’s next court date is in late August.