07/21/2010

Video: NY cop hit bicyclist, left the scene

Surveillance cameras allegedly show Officer Louis Ramos pulling the cyclist to the curb, handing him a tissue and then driving off

Associated Press

NEW YORK — A New York City police officer has been charged with hitting a bicyclist with his police car and driving off.

The Brooklyn district attorney's office says Officer Louis Ramos was charged Tuesday with assault, reckless driving and leaving the scene of an accident.

According to a criminal complaint, Ramos hit the cyclist on June 14. The complaint says Ramos got out of the car, pulled the cyclist to the curb, handed him a tissue and then drove off without reporting it or calling an ambulance.

The accident was captured on surveillance cameras.

Ramos has pleaded not guilty. He has been suspended without pay. The Patrolmen's Benevolent Association declined to comment.

The cyclist was treated for cuts, bruises and a fractured wrist.

 

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