Streetsblog Viewpoint: The Ongoing Shame of How the NYPD Downplays Road Violence to Shield Drivers (War on Cars Watch)

The failure of the NYPD to provide relevant details is an ongoing problem that often leads to mistakes in many mainstream media accounts; news reporters often rely on the Police Department’s first draft of history, aka the “sheets” that the Deputy Commissioner for Public Information puts out in the moments after a fatal crash.