Family of man killed in Bed-Stuy wreck cries NYPD cover-up, sues city

The family of a man killed in a motorcycle accident in Bedford-Stuyvesant announced Monday it is suing the NYPD over an alleged cover-up.Relatives of 26-year-old

BEDFORD-STUYVESANT - The family of a man killed in a motorcycle accident in Bedford-Stuyvesant announced Monday it is suing the NYPD over an alleged cover-up.

Relatives of 26-year-old Bobby Roman say he was struck and killed by a patrol car in July 2006 at the intersection of Spencer Place and Fulton Street. However, the plaintiffs argue the NYPD blamed a phantom vehicle for the fatal crash while it hid the truth. The family's attorney claims to have a signed statement from an eyewitness who allegedly told investigators a patrol car struck Roman and fled. The attorney also says 911 records prove his clients' case. The family is seeking money from the city to care for the victim's 8-month-old daughter.

An NYPD spokesperson maintains it is actively investigating the incident. Officials say there is no widespread cover-up and adds anyone who is at fault will be punished.

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Trending Video

VIDEO: Rally held to support sick leave legislation 1 VIDEO: Rally held to support sick leave legislation
Ray Navarette is among the Long Island Ducks' 2 Legendary LI Duck lands in Bloomingdales with clothing line
News 12 hit the streets of Brooklyn to 3 Word on the Street: Leggings on a plane
Federal agents have raided numerous homes and businesses 4 Rockland fire training center serves as base for FBI raid operation
5 Brooklyn Sportscast, March 27

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Features

Sorry to interrupt...

Your first 5 are free

Access to News12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service Electric℠ video customers.

Please enjoy 5 complimentary views to articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.

LOGIN SUBSCRIBE