To reduce collisions involving city fleet vehicles, the Department of Citywide Administrative Services began collecting and sharing data on such crashes in 2014. NYPD was the only agency not to comply, but in response to a FOIL request from Streetsblog, the department recently shared basic numbers on crashes involving department personnel.
It’s been almost six months since Streetsblog filed a freedom of information request for data on traffic crashes involving NYPD personnel. NYPD has not released the data, or given us a reason for not doing so. The 2016 Mayor’s Management Report, released this week, says crashes involving city-owned vehicles increased 10 percent from FY 15 to FY 16 — […]
A driver who killed a man on a Brooklyn sidewalk while attempting to evade police pled guilty to manslaughter. Police pulled Raymond Ramos over at Sterling Place and Schenectady Avenue in Crown Heights shortly after midnight on March 9, 2015. As officers approached his car, Ramos, then 18, drove off. The Post and DNAinfo reported that […]
Streetsblog has filed a freedom of information request for NYPD data on traffic crashes involving NYPD personnel. NYPD doesn’t tell the public — or other city agencies — how many crashes police officers and other department staff get into, or what the costs are in terms of injuries, deaths, and property damage. When the Department of […]
Last week Franklin Reyes was sentenced to three to nine years in prison for the death of 4-year-old Ariel Russo. Police pulled Reyes over on W. 89th Street, between Columbus and Amsterdam avenues, on June 4, 2013, after he drove his family’s pick-up truck across several lanes to make a turn. As officers walked toward the […]
A new report sheds light on the extent to which drivers working for city agencies are involved in traffic collisions [PDF]. But the picture is incomplete: NYPD, the agency involved in the most pedestrian injury claims, is withholding its crash information from the city’s database. Excluding the police department, drivers of city-owned vehicles were involved in eight of the 250 traffic fatalities in New […]