Police questioned in Joanna Bird wrongful death suit

Three 911 calls from the days before Joanna Bird was stabbed to death are being reviewed by investigators in a wrongful death suit filed by her family against Nassau County police.

Bird's family claims police failed to arrest Leonardo Valdez-Cruz after he violated an order of protection multiple times.

Police say the calls, two placed by Bird's sister and one by her father, reveal Valdez-Cruz was threatening Bird at her mother's Westbury home.

Authorities have said the officers who responded to the calls will be disciplined. The identities of the officers have not been disclosed.

Valdez-Cruz, who was convicted in Bird's murder, will be sentenced Monday. He faces life in prison without parole.

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