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On October 18th, Brooklyn resident Mathieu Lefevre was killed by a flatbed truck driver at the intersection of Morgan Avenue and Meserole Street. The driver left the scene of the crime, parked the vehicle a few blocks away and wasn’t identified until several days later. The NYPD has announced they will not file any charges against the driver.
Sadly, Mathieu’s death fits a pattern of the NYPD consistently failing to file charges against drivers for their lethal behavior. Mathieu’s friends, family and supporters are advocating for police commissioner Ray Kelly and mayor Michael Bloomberg to enforce basic traffic laws, uphold a basic standard of due care, and hold lethal drivers accountable for their lawless actions.
There’s going to be a rally in the city on November 30th that will be letting commissioner Kelly and Mayor Bloomberg know that police should do more than shrug when a careless, distracted or speeding driver takes a human life.