New York State Attorney General Announces Investigation Into Death Of Long Island Boy Hit By Police Car

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The office of the New York State Attorney General has announced an investigation into the death of 13-year-old Anthony Stinson, who died on Sept. 13 after being hit by a Suffolk County Police car on Sept. 9.

Claudia Stinson, his mother, had announced he was being taken off of life support on Sept. 12.

A news release from the attorney general’s office as well as a release the Suffolk County Police Department said that Stinson was hit by a police car — as it had its lights and sirens on — at the intersection of the William Floyd Parkway and Adobe Drive in Shirley.

Reportedly, the police car careened into another car and then into a tree, and the officer driving the car — whose name has not been made public — sustained minor injuries.

“Pursuant to New York State Executive Law Section 70-b, OSI assesses every incident reported to it where a police officer or a peace officer, including a corrections officer, may have caused the death of a person by an act or omission,” the New York State Attorney General’s Office said in the news release. “Under the law, the officer may be on-duty or off-duty, and the decedent may be armed or unarmed. Also, the decedent may or may not be in custody or incarcerated. If OSI’s assessment indicates an officer may have caused the death, OSI proceeds to conduct a full investigation of the incident. These are preliminary facts and subject to change.”