State Senator Adriano Espaillat of Upper Manhattan has been active in helping constituents who intervened to stop the assault.
"I'm appalled. I heard it. I thought it was disastrous," Espaillat said. "It was terrible that someone in government is helping these folks that we saw through a film, through a video beat up on this defenseless father."
According to Ferraras' office, Yvettelis Rodriguez is on what you might call modified duty. She is no longer coming to work, but she remains on staff until the Council can conduct its investigation and determine whether or not she can be let go.
From the Queens Chronicle:
Guilt by association is wrong, even as it relates to a husband and wife, so you can’t hang the threats made by Rodriguez’s alleged spouse on her. But we agree with Ferreras that her aide’s activities are inappropriate, at the very least, for someone whose job is to serve the public — and whose checks are paid for by that public — and we look forward to the results of the investigation.