NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Two police officers assigned to Brooklyn’s 70th precinct have been placed on modified assignments as a result of an investigation into the death of 29-year-old man riding a motorcycle.
At 1:14 a.m. on Saturday, September 12, police responded to a 911 call for a collision involving a motorcyclist near Parkside Avenue and Park Circle.
Responding officers discovered the man unconscious and unresponsive. EMS responded to the scene and transported the man to Kings County Hospital where he was pronounced dead.
Upon investigation police determined that the man was riding a Yamaha motorcycle west bound on Parkside Ave near Park Circle when he tried to ride between a van and parked vehicles. The man struck both the van and the vehicles and was thrown from the bike.
The driver remained on the scene.
The officers were placed on modified assignment pending further investigation into issues involving the department’s policy relating to vehicle pursuits.