Statement on Kareem Alleyne Acquittal


June 14, 2014: Kareem Alleyne was arrested in 2012 and charged with vehicular homicide and involuntary manslaughter based on the physical evidence, witness statements, and expert analysis that was presented. The Accident Investigation Report and physical evidence at the scene established that the defendant had ample opportunity to avoid a virtually certain collision. As the driver of a motor vehicle, the defendant had criminal liability for his reckless failure to prevent the collision. As such, the District Attorney’s Office stands by the original decision to charge Mr. Alleyne. While the court chose to take the case from the jury and grant the defendant’s motion for acquittal, and while the evidence at trial may have unfolded differently, it is the purpose of a trial to provide a full, fair and public exploration of the evidence. We respect the result the criminal justice system has provided.


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