NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) — New York City has agreed to a settlement with the family of a man who died in a collision with a police car.
The city will pay the mother of Tamon Robinson, Laverne Dobbinson, $2 million, WCBS 880’s Marla Diamond reported.
But Dobbinson said that’s little comfort.
“You know, no money that they can give me will take the place of my son,” Dobbinson said.
Back in April 2012, officers spotted Robinson digging up paving stones in his Canarsie housing project. The police accident report said the vehicle was stopped when Robinson ran into it, fell and hit his head. Witnesses disputed that and said the cruiser hit the 27-year-old.
“I hope that they continuously fight for my son and the officers be held accountable,” Tamon’s mother said.
The NYPD sent the family a $700 bill for the cruiser’s damages but later apologized.
The Brooklyn district attorney’s office continues to investigate.