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.
In a letter to city councilors revealed yesterday, Police Chief Ray Kelly announced a number of changes in how the departm ... More >>
A grieving family's lawsuit against the NYPD over the department's heel-dragging in turning over information about the death of a cyclist was dismissed today.
When Mathieu Lefevre was killed by a truck while cycling in Williamsburg last October, his family wanted to know what happened.
The NYPD wo ... More >>
Some months after the City Council grilled the New York Police Department's policy on of traffic crashes -- and ongoing criticism of its handling of the Mathieu Lefevre case -- several members want to establish a taskforce to investigate the Department's accident policy, which has long come under f ... More >>
On March 15, Shereese Francis had a fight with her mother and became increasingly emotionally distraught. Francis, 30, lived at home in Queens, wasn't taking the medication prescribed for her schizophrenia. Her sister called 311, hoping to get Shereese to a hospital.
Before an ambulance arrived, fo ... More >>
On July 10, 2011, Clara Heyworth was walking to meet her husband when she was fatally struck by motorist Anthony Webb, who was driving with a learner's permit, not a license. He also might have been drunk and speeding at the time of the incident. Webb was arrested at that time.
The New York Police ... More >>
As the mother of slain cyclist Mathieu Lefevre sat stoically in the second row of the gallery, lawyers for the New York Police Department tried to explain to a judge why it has taken more than five months to comply with her Freedom of Information request information about how he died.
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Six months to the day after Mathieu Lefevre was killed by a truck driver who ran over his bicycle in an East Williamsburg intersection, his family's lawsuit against the NYPD will be argued in New York Supreme Court this afternoon.
Judge Peter Moulton has denied a motion to allow Lefevre's mother, E ... More >>
Mathieu Lefevre was hardly the first cyclist killed on the streets of New York City, nor was the driver who ran him over the first to get a pass from the NYPD. Lefevre's family members weren't the first ones to be stonewalled as they tried to get details on how the police investigate fatal bike cras ... More >>
When Mathieu Lefevre was thrown from his bicycle and killed by a truck in Brooklyn last October, his case became Exhibit A for cycling advocates who have argued for years that bicyclists killed on the streets of New York almost never get justice from the police.
That complaint is finally reaching p ... More >>
New York's main transportation advocacy group wants the NYPD to give out more speeding tickets.
Transportation Alternatives is putting pressure on the City Council to crack down on dangerous drivers, and is telling the Public Safety Committee today that cops just don't do enough to prevent people ... More >>
Carol Wood has been hit by cars while riding her bike.
"When it happens, you really don't know what to do. There simply is no information out there from the City," the Midtown resident told Runnin' Scared.
So Wood, who just got a master's degree in journalism, decided to write her thesis on car a ... More >>
A New York Civil Court has decided today that Abraham Soldaner is responsible for the 2008 death of cyclist Rasha Shamoon.
Shamoon was killed on the corner of Delancey and Bowery on Aug. 5, 2008. More than 20 witnesses called 911 to report the accident, but cops didn't interview anyone, according t ... More >>
The saga of the NYPD's flawed investigation into the death of cyclist Mathieu Lefevre last fall was already full of stupefying examples of incompetence and apparent untruth.
It took a full two months for the NYPD to even go looking for video footage of the accident, and even then only at the prom ... More >>
Forced by a looming Freedom of Information Law deadline, on Friday the New York Police Department finally told the mother of Mathieu Lefevre what it knows about the cycling death of her son last fall.
The documents released directly contradict the initial version of events put out by police, and su ... More >>
Police Commissioner Ray Kelly is under criticism from transportation advocates for failing to hold accountable reckless drivers who kill people.
"They [police] are simply not taking that job seriously," says Paul Steely White, executive director of the group, Transportation Alternatives. "Their ca ... More >>
FacebookMathieu LefevreGothamist has an interview today with the mother of Mathieu Lefevre, the 30-year-old Brooklyn artist from Canada who was hit by a truck and killed in East Williamsburg while biking last week. Lefevre's mother, Erika, said that the family was told to go to the NYPD Accid ... More >>