Responding to outrage from Council Member Letitia James and the friends and family of Aileen McKay-Dalton, the Brooklyn District Attorney's office has announced an investigation into the crash that killed the Vespa-driving mother of three in Fort Greene last Thursday. At least three witnesses say the driver of the SUV that killed McKay-Dalton had sped through a red light, but the NYPD decided that no criminality was involved. The NYPD's decision was particularly suspicious because the unidentified driver was reportedly a member of a federal law enforcement agency.
"People came forward and said that there are some things we should look into," DA Charles Hynes’s spokesman Jerry Schmetterer told Brooklyn Paper. "We’re investigating [if] a crime was committed." A crowd of 50 people showed up to mourn Scotland native McKay-Dalton at a candlelit vigil last night at the scene of the accident. In attendance was Tara Simoncic, who witnessed the accident and said she experienced “indifference” by officers at the scene. "Don’t assume the Police Department will take the right information or is on the side of the people," she warned Brooklyn Paper.