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NYC prosecutors oppose bill to remove NYPD from crash probes

NYC prosecutors oppose bill to remove NYPD from crash probes
The bill would transfer primary responsibility for investigating serious vehicular crashes from the NYPD Collision Investigation Squad to DOT, according to the bill’s text.

(Theodore Parisienne/for New York Daily News) “Our main concern is that the proposed bill vests DOT with the ‘primary’ responsibility of investigating collisions,” the DAs wrote in the Feb.” [More New York] Asian woman pepper-sprayed as she walked down SoHo street: cops p The DA’s letter goes on to note that crash scene investigation is a highly specialized and technically sophisticated field that require hundreds of hours of training and years of field work.[More New York] Man, 28, shot dead on Bronx street p “Currently, CIS is staffed by 23 investigators.Ribeiro/for New York Daily News) Council member Ydanis Rodriguez, who chairs the transportation committee and is the bill’s prime sponsor, defended his legislation Tuesday.

[More New York] ‘I just want closure’: Mom who lost two sons in separate Queens stray bullet shootings has hope after new video emerges in cold case p With John AnneseThe city’s five district attorneys have penned a letter opposing a City Council bill that would take away the NYPD’s power to investigate serious vehicle crashes and hand it to the Department of Transportation, the Daily News has learned.

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