Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Boy, They're Really Cracking Down On Jaywalking

Tuesday, December 02, 2008 4:24 PM

QUEENS (WABC) -- A New York City police officer has been charged with beating a pedestrian.

Queens District Attorney Richard A. Brown said that moments before the alleged assault, the officer almost struck the victim with his car as the man was crossing Queens Boulevard in Forest Hills.

. . .Investigators said Dennis was driving along Queens Boulevard on the afternoon of November 17, when he almost struck Geoffrey Hollinden, 41, who was crossing near 109th Street. .. .

. . .Hollinden allegedly hit the rear of the defendant's 2006 Infiniti as it passed him, according to Brown. At that point, Dennis is accused of getting out of his car and attacking Hollinden, allegedly slamming him to the pavement and knocking him out. . . .

. . .The case came to light when an eyewitness, who observed the alleged incident, jotted down the license plate of the defendant's car, Brown said. . . .

The incident happend a few weeks ago, the officer was just charged today. Full-length story here: http://abclocal.go.com/wabc/story?section=news/local&id=6534940