Cop Charged for Striking Brooklyn Bicyclist, Leaving - NBC New York

Cop Charged for Striking Brooklyn Bicyclist, Leaving

Helps him off the road, hands him napkins then leaves.



    Cops hit Brooklyn bicyclist on June 14, then gave him some napkins and left, prosecutors said. (Published Tuesday, July 20, 2010)

    A Brooklyn cop is in hot water over the major mishandling of a minor accident.

    Officer Louis Ramos of the 84th Precinct was arrested and suspended today after being charged with leaving the scene of an accident and reckless driving -- following a June 14 incident where Ramos and his partner ran into a cyclist with their patrol car.

    According to the Daily News, Ramos and fellow officer Paris Anderson were driving against traffic when they neared the intersection of Sands and Jay Streest and struck the unnamed bicyclist. 

    The biker was launched forward over his handlebars leaving suffered bloody bruises and a broken hand. Ramos, a 19-year veteran, and Anderson, a six-year veteran, can be seen on surveillance video pulling the rider onto the sidewalk and giving him tissues to clean the cuts and abrasions on his face, arms and legs.

    Then the cops returned to their vehicle and left the scene.

    The Daily News reported that Anderson and Ramos said they thought the man just fell off his bicycle after being startled by the patrol car's lights and sirens, a police source said. But it was unclear what the officers were responding to.

    Ramos the driver of the vehicle was arrested and suspended this morning. The Brooklyn District Attorney’s office has charged the officer with assault, leaving the scene of an accident with injury, and reckless driving