‘This Is Not Justice’: Japanese Family Settles With NYC But Condemns Handling Of NYPD Crash That Killed Student

The family of Ryo Oyamada announced “with heavy hearts” a settlement with the NYPD.  A police officer struck and killed Ryo while driving more than twice the speed limit at night against the flow of traffic and without using lights or sirens. Vaccaro told Gothamist that the Oyamadas had hoped an investigation into Ryo’s death […]


New York Post: Court Ruling Puts City on the Hook in Dangerous-Streets Suit

The city must do a better job fixing dangerous streets or face a slew of big lawsuits, thanks to a ruling by the state’s highest court in the case of a young boy injured in a 2004 crash. “Concerns about traffic and parking have played too great a role in leaving areas without the necessary […]


Gothamist – Bike Cop Tickets Bicyclist For Biking On Bike Path

One NYPD cop of the Central Park precinct decided to ticket cyclists for doing something that is completely legal. Gothamist covered the story, and attorney Steve Vaccaro represented the cyclists: The cyclist took photos of the officer’s curious enforcement techniques, which were later sent to the Central Park Precinct. The cyclist and his attorney, Steve […]


DNA Info – This NYPD Officer Has Handed Out the Most Bicycle Summonses in the City

DNA Info uncovers one NYPD police officer who has written far more tickets to cyclists than any other. Attorney Steve Vaccaro reflects on the uptick in tickets for cyclists over the past few year: Steve Vaccaro, a bike advocate and lawyer, said the dramatic increase in tickets during the past three years may be because […]