Attorney General’s Office of Special Investigation Opens Investigation into Civilian Death in Nassau County

NEW YORK – The New York Attorney General’s Office of Special Investigation (OSI) has opened an investigation into the death of Miguel Romero, who died on November 19, 2022, in a motor vehicle incident involving members of the Nassau County Police Department (NCPD).

On the evening of November 19, Mr. Romero was walking near the intersection of Front Street and New York Avenue in Uniondale when he was struck by an NCPD vehicle. Mr. Romero was rushed to a local hospital where he was pronounced dead.

Pursuant to New York State Executive Law Section 70-b, OSI assesses every incident reported to it where a police officer or a peace officer, including a corrections officer, may have caused the death of a person, by an act or omission. Under the law, the officer may be on-duty or off-duty, and the decedent may be armed or unarmed. Also, the decedent may or may not be in custody or incarcerated. If OSI’s assessment indicates an officer caused the death, OSI proceeds to conduct a full investigation of the incident.

These are preliminary facts and subject to change.