Village Voice: NYPD Finally Changes Policy on Traffic Collisions

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The Village Voice interviewed Steve Vaccaro about recently-announced changes in NYPD crash investigation procedures.

Under pressure from City Council and a coalition of bicycle and pedestrian advocates, the NYPD has made changes to how it investigates — and talks about — traffic collisions.

“I’m glad that the NYPD will ‘notify’ the AIS in cases with critical injuries,” said Steve Vaccaro, a lawyer who specializes in the issue. “But I’m not sure how they can draw that line, which is different from the one drawn for them by state law, which says ‘serious injury.'”



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