Family Of Man Mowed Down By Police Car For Stealing Rocks Settles $2 Million Lawsuit With The City

August 8, 2014 | Marina Galperina

The city has approved a $2 million lawsuit settlement for the wrongful death of Tamon Robinson. In April 2012, cops chased down the victim in their NYPD radio car for allegedly stealing “paving stones” outside Bayview Houses in Canarsie. Robinson was running away from the cop car on foot. The Daily News reports:

The official police accident report contended that the radio car was stopped on a footpath when Robinson, 27, ran into it causing him to fall backward and suffer a head injury. Multiple witnesses came forward to dispute that account, according to the lawyers. Sgt. Miguel Cueto and Officer Volkan Uretener were attempting to stop Robinson for allegedly stealing paving stones from the grounds of the housing project. They were questioned under oath for the civil case and claimed they did not actually see Robinson strike their vehicle.

The incident is still under investigation by the DA. The family of the victim wants the cops to be held criminally accountable, telling the Daily News. “I want these officers dealt with, they killed my son.” (Image: Bayview Houses via Google Maps)