Family of Paralyzed Bronx Teen Wants Answers from Police

Relatives of Leonel Cuevas joined the Rev. Al Sharpton and other community leaders for a rally Saturday

Saturday, Dec 22, 2012  |  Updated 6:34 PM EDT
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Family of Paralyzed Bronx Teen Wants Answers from Police

Leonel Cuevas' mother and sister with the Rev. Al Sharpton at a rally in Harlem Saturday.

The family of a Bronx teen paralyzed in a motorcycle crash involving an NYPD cruiser is calling for a criminal investigation.
 
Relatives of Leonel Cuevas joined the Rev. Al Sharpton and other community leaders for a rally Saturday in Harlem.

In October, 17-year old Cuevas was riding on a dirt bike on Walton Avenue in the Bronx, when the bike collided with a police car. The driver of the dirt bike, 20-year-old Ronald Herrera, died a week later.
   
Police say the two tried to "overtake" the cop car, but witnesses disputed that claim, instead saying the cruiser ran the them over. 
   
Cuevas’ family says they want answers.

Cuevas is currently in Lincoln Hospital, unable to speak because of his injuries.

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