NYPD Claims Man Killed Himself by Running into Stopped Police Car, Contradicting Earlier Report
Last year, 27 year-old Brooklyn resident Tamon Robinson was killed after being chased by a police cruiser.
In a police report filed a week after the incident, it is clearly stated that the police vehicle hit Robinson.
But now, despite multiple eye witness stories and the initial police report; the NYPD has made an about-face, claiming that Robinson killed himself by running into a stopped police car:
Tamon Robinson, 27, was loading paving stones into an SUV at Bayview Houses in Canarsie on April 12, 2012, when according to press accounts he was chased by officers who believed he was stealing the bricks. From a Times story published a week later, after Robinson had died: “Mr. Robinson ran toward his building, but a police car hit him before he reached it, according to a police report about the events.”
The Times said the Internal Affairs Bureau was investigating Robinson’s death.
Contrary to the initial NYPD account, on Saturday the Daily News reported that the official NYPD report claims “the police car was stopped on a footpath outside the Bayview Houses last April when Robinson ‘did run into’ the vehicle, causing him to fall backward and strike his head.”
And–get this–the NYPD sent Robinson’s family a bill for damage to its SUV!
Read more at StreetsBlog.
Stop-and-Frisk, other forms of racial profiling, and lethally harassing innocent citizens?
What more does the NYPD have to do to prove that it’s corrupt and neither serving nor protecting many of its citizens?
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