Streetsblog: “If Police Don’t Take Traffic Violence Seriously, Vision Zero Will Fail”

In his latest Street Justice column, Steve Vaccaro discusses the NYPD traffic violence “law enforcement sieve” that fails to provide meaningful investigations of non fatal hit-and-run crashes. Eight months in, Mayor de Blasio and his administration should be proud of how much has been achieved under the Vision Zero program. As an attorney and advocate […]


New York Post: “Cyclist seriously injured in hit-and-run, but no arrests”

The New York Post covers Vaccaro & White’s efforts to identify the hit and run driver who seriously injured a cyclist in Bushwick. A hit-and-run driver seriously injured a woman riding her bike — but police have not even spoken to the car’s owner in the month since the accident, saying they haven’t had the […]


Queens Tribune: “NYCHA Video Challenges NYPD Crash Story”

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 […]


WPIX11: “Did NYPD cover up details in Queens patrol-car death of Japanese student?”

Mario Diaz of WPIX11, the reporter first on the scene the night Ryo Oyamada was killed, pieces together all the evidence of the NYPD cover-up in this video report. QUEENSBRIDGE, Queens (PIX11) – New video is putting the official story of an NYPD officer in question after Japanese student Ryo Oyamada was struck and killed by […]


Daily News: “New video indicates NYPD covered up key details in pedestrian’s death”

The Daily News covers the growing evidence that NYPD covered up the circumstances of Ryo Oyamada’s death. Steve Vaccaro, the lawyer representing the family of slain pedestrian Ryo Oyamada, says that recently released video shows that the NYPD cruiser that struck and killed the 24-year-old likely did not have its emergency lights on, despite reported […]