“Brooklyn DA Admits ‘Mistake’ For Letting Killer Driver Off The Hook” — Streetsblog

Attorney Steve Vaccaro, who is representing the Clinton family, said he hopes this failure will lead the DA’s office to never make the same mistake again — and give vehicular crimes the attention and resources they need. “I’m glad the DA made that clarification and I hope this incident will be yet another factor supporting […]


‘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 […]


Daily News: “In 179 fatalities involving on-duty NYPD cops in 15 years, only 3 cases led to indictments — and just 1 conviction”

The Daily News interviewed Steve Vaccaro about the Shereese Francis case in connection with a broader report on the failure to prosecute police in instances of fatal misconduct. A Daily News analysis of NYPD-involved deaths starts with the 1999 slaying of unarmed Amadou Diallo in a hail of bullets in the Bronx and ends with […]