A Police Car Hit a Kid on Halloween 2019. The NYPD Is Quashing a Move to Punish the Officer.
It was a little more than two years ago that I really started learning about the reality of police oversight in America.
On Halloween night in 2019, my wife and our then-6-year-old daughter were walking home from trick-or-treating in our Brooklyn neighborhood when they saw a New York Police Department car go the wrong way down a street and smack into a teenager, who fell and then ran away.
When I contacted the NYPD afterward, they told me that what my family saw hadn’t happened. A police car hadn’t hit a teenager....