Gothamist: Here’s Why Drivers Still Get Away With Murder In NYC

Photo Credit: NYPD Assistant Commissioner, Legal Affairs, Susan Petito (far left); Deputy Chief, Transportation, John Cassidy; Inspector Paul Ciorra, Commanding Officer of the NYPD's Highway District (Gothamist)

Six months after NYPD Commissioner Ray Kelly promised substantive reforms in the way the department responds to and investigates crashes, the City Council’s Transportation and Public Safety Committees held a joint hearing today to examine the changes. While the size of the department’s re-named Collision Investigation Squad has increased, it appears that little else has been done to improve the quality of crash investigations, hold negligent and dangerous drivers accountable for their actions, or use department resources to better target the types of behaviors that endanger pedestrians, cyclists, and motorists alike.


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