So let me get this straight. You kill Laverne Dobbinson son with your vehicle and send her a bill for $710 for denting your car? Really.
In April, the New York police department struck 27-year-old Tamonn Robinson with a squad car that began chasing him as he swiped paver stones in the predawn light at his Brooklyn housing project. His mother, Dobbinson, is now being hounded my the collection agency hired by the city, who is threatining to file a lawsuit if she doesn’t pay. She claims, “We’re still grieving, and this is like a slap in the face…they want my son to pay for damage to the vehicle that killed him. It’s crazy.” The money hungry letter dated Sept. 27 and mailed to her son seeks $710 for “property damage to a vehicle owned by the New York Police Department.
Police said Robinson was fleeing after being caught red-handed stealing the decorative stones from the grounds of the Bayview Houses in Canarsie on April 12.
He ran toward his building on E. 102nd St., but he was struck by the vehicle driven by Officer Volkan Uretener.Robinson slipped into a coma and never regained consciousness, dying six days later of blunt impact head injuries.
The city medical examiner ruled his death an accident.
A spokesman for Brooklyn District Attorney Charles Hynes said Thursday that the incident remains under investigation. The NYPD’s Internal Affairs Bureau was also probing allegations from witnesses that Robinson was deliberately mowed down.