Arrest Made in Cabbie Shooting

A new safety program was launched today

Monday, Aug 31, 2009  |  Updated 6:00 PM EDT
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Arrest Made in Cabbie Shooting

Police have made an arrest in connection with the shooting of driver Ndiaye Amadau, who was killed in the Bronx while on duty.

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Police have made an arrest in connection with the shooting of a Bronx livery cab driver, as the city launches a new effort to keep cabbies safe.

Drivers can now volunteer to allow police to randomly stop their cars to determine whether they or their passengers are safe.
    
The program comes after the fatal shootings of four area cab drivers in as many months.

Today, police arrested a 22-year-old man in connection with the fatal shooting of a 46-year-old driver, Ndiaye Amadau, on Aug. 17.  Amadau was working late night in the Bronx when he was robbed and killed, police said.

Drivers can now voluntarily put a decal on the back windshield of their cab, allowing officers to stop the car at any time to do a safety check.
    
NYS Federation of Taxi Drivers spokesman Fernando Mateo said drivers welcome the effort.
    
In the latest shooting, cab driver Pericles Salas was found shot to death in Yonkers on Sunday. Three others have been killed in the Bronx.
    

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