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Insult to injury: Cops kill youth, bill mom for car damage, community reacts

NAYABA ARINDE Amsterdam News Editor | 4/11/2013, 4:21 p.m.
Insult to injury: Cops kill youth, bill mom for car damage, community reacts

Robinson, who had worked as a barista at Connecticut Muffin in Fort Greene, died six days later from the head injuries he sustained. His death was ruled an accident by the city medical examiner.

The office of Brooklyn District Attorney Charles Hynes did not respond to a request for comment, although the Internal Affairs Bureau is said to be looking at the case.

Outraged funeral-goers reported that cops kicked in the door of the family home on the day of Robinson's funeral. In a scene reminiscent of the Alberta Spruill tragedy, cops had to admit that they executed a search warrant at the wrong apartment.

Rubenstein, while filing a notice of intent to sue the city, told the NYPD not to touch the large indentation on the front, left side of the squad car that hit and killed Robinson.

The attorney noted, "We will be filing a civil lawsuit for damages for wrongful death in the near future. The family is still waiting for this matter to be put before a grand jury regarding the issue of criminality as to the actions of the police officer who was operating this police car when it came into contact with Tamon Robinson."