The law comes after at least four accidents that critics allege police did not adequately investigate. The most high-profile involves Williamsburg artist Mathieu Lefevre, who was struck and killed in October by a truck driver. "Cops made errors in the police report, failed to collect evidence at the scene, and are now facing a lawsuit from the victim’s family for allegedly withholding videos and documents from their investigation," the Paper reports.
Safe-streets advocates like Transportation Alternatives support the bill, as do supporters of Mathieu Lefevre. “It’s a wonderful idea,” his family's lawyer told the Paper. “Life-changing crashes deserve a meaningful assessment.”
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