One of the saddest stories of when bad goes to worse. An NYPD patrol car struck and killed Tamon Robinson, 27 (he was trying to run away from police who say they saw him stealing cobblestones from homes in Brooklyn). Now the police department wants Robinson’s family to pay $710 for damages to their car.
Robinson’s mother, Laverne, spoke out:
We’re still grieving and this is like a slap in the face. They want my son to pay for the vehicle that killed him. They killed him… let him rest in peace. It’s crazy.
But the story doesn’t end there. On the day of Robinson’s funeral, police kicked in the door and stormed into his family’s home for a raid…at the wrong address.
To make matters even worse, several witnesses that day say the official that struck Robinson( Officer Volkan Ureteneron) did it on purpose.
Black America Web reports:
Several eyewitnesses have even stepped forward to allege that Robinson was actually deliberately run over by Officer Volkan Uretener, with one adding “they hit him. He flew up and he came down. They backed the car up, and they told him to get up. People were yelling out their windows screaming at the cops, ‘We saw what you did.’”
NYPD has been ordered not to repair the car because evidence is still being gathered.