[CBS News NY] Family of man struck and killed by NYPD vehicle meets with CCRB, demands justice

NEW YORK -- There was an emotional plea for justice on Monday. The family of Ronald Anthony Smith met with the Civilian Complaint Review Board, more than seven months after he was fatally struck by an NYPD vehicle, CBS2's Kevin Rincon reported.


On April 7, Smith was killed on Eastern Parkway in Crown Heights, Brooklyn. Police say he was hit while standing on the painted median by two officers in a van. "You see this man? That's my brother," said Julie Floyd, the victim's sister. Floyd says she was devastated by the characterization of her brother.


"Homeless man killed by cops. That was it,. Never another word. Do you know how shocking that it is to wake up and see that knowing that's your brother?" Floyd said.

His death is currently being investigated by the New York Attorney General's Office. His family has been frustrated by the lengthy process. Cases like these have taken up to a year, if not longer, to finish.


As part of the probe, the family and their lawyers were shown video of the crash.

"They were speeding so fast that they drove 35 feet with Ronald Anthony Smith on the hood of their van," said Loyda Colon of the Justice Committee.


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