Metropolis Corridor is investigating after after a bicycle owner mentioned state Sen. Marty Golden used a parking placard to impersonate a cop.
“I’ve to look into that,” de Blasio mentioned when requested whether or not the town would possibly revoke Golden’s parking privileges. “I do know that when the difficulty got here up, people in my administration who work on these points have been following up. However I don’t know what’s been realized, so I’ll actually get again to you on that.”
In line with bicycle owner Brian Howald, Golden, sitting within the passenger seat, waved his placard at him and threatened to take him to the native police station, earlier than dashing off as Howald tried to snap pictures. The incident drew consideration to Golden’s lengthy file of transferring violations, together with tickets for dashing in a faculty zone or blowing pink lights.
And in 2005, Golden hit Hariklia Zafiropoulos, 74, together with his automotive. She by no means left the hospital and died six months later — and the pol paid $750,000 to settle a go well with introduced by her property.
After the bike lane flap, Golden (R-Bay Ridge) blamed Howald and mentioned he by no means recognized himself as a police officer. “By taking private duty for the policing of visitors, Mr. Howald unnecessarily escalated this example and created an unsafe atmosphere,” he tweeted. “In a evaluation of Mr. Howald’s social media, it’s evident that this isn’t the primary time he has aggressively engaged a motorist on a New York Metropolis avenue.”