Black Man Killed by Cop Car in New York Gets a Closer Look

Witness accounts of the accident contradict the NYPD's report

New doubts have been raised about the NYPD’s version of events that lead to the death of a 27-year-old black man, Tamon Robinson, last April. Robinson was hit by a police car that was chasing him.

The Brooklyn DA’s office has hired an independent accident reconstruction expert to look into the matter.

They want to determine whether Robinson struck a parked NYPD vehicle, fell to the ground, hit the back of his head and died as the NYPD claims in its report. The fatal collision left a huge dent on the side of the vehicle, raising doubts over the NYPD’s account.

A lawyer for Robinson’s mother told the N.Y. Daily News, “It is clear what the witnesses saw happen is totally inconsistent with what the police say in their report.”

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