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Vigil held for Brooklyn man hit by police cruiser

Saturday, May 05, 2012
The Rev. Al Sharpton led a prayer vigil Saturday for Tamon Robinson, the Brooklyn man struck and killed by a police cruiser.

The Rev. Al Sharpton led a prayer vigil Saturday for Tamon Robinson, the Brooklyn man struck and killed by a police cruiser.

A prayer vigil was held Saturday for a Brooklyn man struck and killed by a police cruiser.

The Reverend Al Sharpton and the family of Tamon Robinson held the vigil at the spot where the 27-year old was killed in Canarsie last month.

He was struck in front of the Bay View Houses apartment complex, when an officer who was chasing him ran him over.

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Robinson was taken off life support a week later.

Police say they caught him stealing paving stones, and gave chase.

"There's no way they can justify a police vehicle being responsible for the fatality of a human being," said Sharpton.

"And we are not going to let the issue go."

Robinson's family now wants to know why the officer who hit him hasn't been punished.

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