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Cop May Have Been Talking On Cellphone When She Fatally Struck Schoolteacher

 
Cop May Have Been Talking On Cellphone When She Fatally Struck Schoolteacher
Posted July 9th, 2013 @ 1:43pm

(Christopher Robbins) After initially stating that the police officer who struck and killed Felix Coss in a crosswalk on Saturday would not be facing any charges, the NYPD is now investigating whether that officer was on her cellphone at the time of the crash. According to DNAinfo's sources,witnesses told police that the driver of the marked police van, Paula Medrano, was on her cellphone when she failed to yield at the crosswalk and fatally struck Coss. The sources said Medrano refused to hand her cellphone over to investigators, and the department has subpoenaed her phone records.

An NYPD spokeswoman said that as of this morning, no charges have been filed against Medrano, and that the investigation is ongoing.

Read More: Gothamist

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