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Queens Tribune: “NYCHA Video Challenges NYPD Crash Story”

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The Queens Tribune reports on new evidence disproving NYPD claims that a police officer was not at fault in killing Ryo Oyamada.

A newly-released video from the night student Ryo Oyamada was killed by a police car outside Queensbridge houses have called the NYPD’s version of events into question.

Oyamada was killed in late February last year when a police car struck him as he was crossing 40th Avenue near 10th Street in Long Island City. The vehicle was operated by Officer Darren Ilardi.

At the time, the NYPD stated that Ilardi hit Oyamada while responding to an emergency call and that he was driving with flashing lights. However, NYCHA security video, obtained by the Oyamada family’s attorney Steve Vaccaro, points to a different story.

– See more at: http://queenstribune.com/nycha-video-challenges-nypd-crash-story/#sthash.Hzj95rEP.dpuf

A newly-released video from the night student Ryo Oyamada was killed by a police car outside Queensbridge houses have called the NYPD’s version of events into question.

Oyamada was killed in late February last year when a police car struck him as he was crossing 40th Avenue near 10th Street in Long Island City. The vehicle was operated by Officer Darren Ilardi.

At the time, the NYPD stated that Ilardi hit Oyamada while responding to an emergency call and that he was driving with flashing lights. However, NYCHA security video, obtained by the Oyamada family’s attorney Steve Vaccaro, points to a different story.

The video, which shows tape from two cameras, does not depict the crash itself, but does likely show events up to and around it, according to Vaccaro. In the righthand camera, Oyamada can be seen walking towards the spot where he was struck. The lefthand camera depicts a police car with no flashing lights driving up 40th Avenue. Almost immediately after the car passes out of the camera’s line of vision, purple flashing lights reflect off of signs and parked cars.

Vaccaro said that he believes the footage has been edited by the NYPD, that its time stamps are incorrect and that images from the two cameras are not synchronized.

Regarding whether the car in the footage is the one that struck Oyamada, Vaccaro said, “I frankly think it probably is…if the video had not been edited we would have seen the collision itself.”

Of the video’s effect on the Oyamada family, Vaccaro said, “On the one hand, there’s a video of their beloved Ryo just moments before his death, and it saddened them. On the other hand…they feel on a certain level vindicated.”

– See more at: http://queenstribune.com/nycha-video-challenges-nypd-crash-story/#sthash.Hzj95rEP.dpuf

A newly-released video from the night student Ryo Oyamada was killed by a police car outside Queensbridge houses have called the NYPD’s version of events into question.

Oyamada was killed in late February last year when a police car struck him as he was crossing 40th Avenue near 10th Street in Long Island City. The vehicle was operated by Officer Darren Ilardi.

At the time, the NYPD stated that Ilardi hit Oyamada while responding to an emergency call and that he was driving with flashing lights. However, NYCHA security video, obtained by the Oyamada family’s attorney Steve Vaccaro, points to a different story.

The video, which shows tape from two cameras, does not depict the crash itself, but does likely show events up to and around it, according to Vaccaro. In the righthand camera, Oyamada can be seen walking towards the spot where he was struck. The lefthand camera depicts a police car with no flashing lights driving up 40th Avenue. Almost immediately after the car passes out of the camera’s line of vision, purple flashing lights reflect off of signs and parked cars.

– See more at: http://queenstribune.com/nycha-video-challenges-nypd-crash-story/#sthash.Hzj95rEP.dpuf

A newly-released video from the night student Ryo Oyamada was killed by a police car outside Queensbridge houses have called the NYPD’s version of events into question.

Oyamada was killed in late February last year when a police car struck him as he was crossing 40th Avenue near 10th Street in Long Island City. The vehicle was operated by Officer Darren Ilardi.

At the time, the NYPD stated that Ilardi hit Oyamada while responding to an emergency call and that he was driving with flashing lights. However, NYCHA security video, obtained by the Oyamada family’s attorney Steve Vaccaro, points to a different story.

The video, which shows tape from two cameras, does not depict the crash itself, but does likely show events up to and around it, according to Vaccaro. In the righthand camera, Oyamada can be seen walking towards the spot where he was struck. The lefthand camera depicts a police car with no flashing lights driving up 40th Avenue. Almost immediately after the car passes out of the camera’s line of vision, purple flashing lights reflect off of signs and parked cars.

– See more at: http://queenstribune.com/nycha-video-challenges-nypd-crash-story/#sthash.Hzj95rEP.dpuf

A newly-released video from the night student Ryo Oyamada was killed by a police car outside Queensbridge houses have called the NYPD’s version of events into question.

Oyamada was killed in late February last year when a police car struck him as he was crossing 40th Avenue near 10th Street in Long Island City. The vehicle was operated by Officer Darren Ilardi.

At the time, the NYPD stated that Ilardi hit Oyamada while responding to an emergency call and that he was driving with flashing lights. However, NYCHA security video, obtained by the Oyamada family’s attorney Steve Vaccaro, points to a different story.

The video, which shows tape from two cameras, does not depict the crash itself, but does likely show events up to and around it, according to Vaccaro. In the righthand camera, Oyamada can be seen walking towards the spot where he was struck. The lefthand camera depicts a police car with no flashing lights driving up 40th Avenue. Almost immediately after the car passes out of the camera’s line of vision, purple flashing lights reflect off of signs and parked cars.

– See more at: http://queenstribune.com/nycha-video-challenges-nypd-crash-story/#sthash.Hzj95rEP.dpuf

A newly-released video from the night student Ryo Oyamada was killed by a police car outside Queensbridge houses have called the NYPD’s version of events into question.

Oyamada was killed in late February last year when a police car struck him as he was crossing 40th Avenue near 10th Street in Long Island City. The vehicle was operated by Officer Darren Ilardi.

At the time, the NYPD stated that Ilardi hit Oyamada while responding to an emergency call and that he was driving with flashing lights. However, NYCHA security video, obtained by the Oyamada family’s attorney Steve Vaccaro, points to a different story.

The video, which shows tape from two cameras, does not depict the crash itself, but does likely show events up to and around it, according to Vaccaro. In the righthand camera, Oyamada can be seen walking towards the spot where he was struck. The lefthand camera depicts a police car with no flashing lights driving up 40th Avenue. Almost immediately after the car passes out of the camera’s line of vision, purple flashing lights reflect off of signs and parked cars.

– See more at: http://queenstribune.com/nycha-video-challenges-nypd-crash-story/#sthash.Hzj95rEP.dpuf

A newly-released video from the night student Ryo Oyamada was killed by a police car outside Queensbridge houses have called the NYPD’s version of events into question.

Oyamada was killed in late February last year when a police car struck him as he was crossing 40th Avenue near 10th Street in Long Island City. The vehicle was operated by Officer Darren Ilardi.

At the time, the NYPD stated that Ilardi hit Oyamada while responding to an emergency call and that he was driving with flashing lights. However, NYCHA security video, obtained by the Oyamada family’s attorney Steve Vaccaro, points to a different story.

The video, which shows tape from two cameras, does not depict the crash itself, but does likely show events up to and around it, according to Vaccaro. In the righthand camera, Oyamada can be seen walking towards the spot where he was struck. The lefthand camera depicts a police car with no flashing lights driving up 40th Avenue. Almost immediately after the car passes out of the camera’s line of vision, purple flashing lights reflect off of signs and parked cars.

– See more at: http://queenstribune.com/nycha-video-challenges-nypd-crash-story/#sthash.Hzj95rEP.dpuf

A newly-released video from the night student Ryo Oyamada was killed by a police car outside Queensbridge houses have called the NYPD’s version of events into question.

Oyamada was killed in late February last year when a police car struck him as he was crossing 40th Avenue near 10th Street in Long Island City. The vehicle was operated by Officer Darren Ilardi.

At the time, the NYPD stated that Ilardi hit Oyamada while responding to an emergency call and that he was driving with flashing lights. However, NYCHA security video, obtained by the Oyamada family’s attorney Steve Vaccaro, points to a different story.

The video, which shows tape from two cameras, does not depict the crash itself, but does likely show events up to and around it, according to Vaccaro. In the righthand camera, Oyamada can be seen walking towards the spot where he was struck. The lefthand camera depicts a police car with no flashing lights driving up 40th Avenue. Almost immediately after the car passes out of the camera’s line of vision, purple flashing lights reflect off of signs and parked cars.

– See more at: http://queenstribune.com/nycha-video-challenges-nypd-crash-story/#sthash.Hzj95rEP.dpuf

A newly-released video from the night student Ryo Oyamada was killed by a police car outside Queensbridge houses have called the NYPD’s version of events into question.

Oyamada was killed in late February last year when a police car struck him as he was crossing 40th Avenue near 10th Street in Long Island City. The vehicle was operated by Officer Darren Ilardi.

At the time, the NYPD stated that Ilardi hit Oyamada while responding to an emergency call and that he was driving with flashing lights. However, NYCHA security video, obtained by the Oyamada family’s attorney Steve Vaccaro, points to a different story.

The video, which shows tape from two cameras, does not depict the crash itself, but does likely show events up to and around it, according to Vaccaro. In the righthand camera, Oyamada can be seen walking towards the spot where he was struck. The lefthand camera depicts a police car with no flashing lights driving up 40th Avenue. Almost immediately after the car passes out of the camera’s line of vision, purple flashing lights reflect off of signs and parked cars.

– See more at: http://queenstribune.com/nycha-video-challenges-nypd-crash-story/#sthash.Hzj95rEP.dpuf

A newly-released video from the night student Ryo Oyamada was killed by a police car outside Queensbridge houses have called the NYPD’s version of events into question.

Oyamada was killed in late February last year when a police car struck him as he was crossing 40th Avenue near 10th Street in Long Island City. The vehicle was operated by Officer Darren Ilardi.

At the time, the NYPD stated that Ilardi hit Oyamada while responding to an emergency call and that he was driving with flashing lights. However, NYCHA security video, obtained by the Oyamada family’s attorney Steve Vaccaro, points to a different story.

The video, which shows tape from two cameras, does not depict the crash itself, but does likely show events up to and around it, according to Vaccaro. In the righthand camera, Oyamada can be seen walking towards the spot where he was struck. The lefthand camera depicts a police car with no flashing lights driving up 40th Avenue. Almost immediately after the car passes out of the camera’s line of vision, purple flashing lights reflect off of signs and parked cars.

– See more at: http://queenstribune.com/nycha-video-challenges-nypd-crash-story/#sthash.Hzj95rEP.dpuf

 

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