No Arrests If Calling 911 During Drug Overdose: NYPD
An NYPD public service campaign aims to alert drug users - and witnesses - that they won't be arrested if they call 911 during an overdose emergency. The campaign will be focused on areas like Staten Island and the Bronx where drug use is highest. Under the state's 911 Good Samaritan Law, people who need emergency care for a drug or alcohol overdose can call 911 without fear of arrest. That also applies to someone who witnesses an overdose.