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

NEW YORK – The New York Attorney General’s Office of Special Investigation (OSI) has opened an investigation into the death of Anthony Stinson, who died on September 13, 2023 following a motor vehicle incident involving a member of the Suffolk County Police Department (SCPD) on September 9, 2023.

On the evening of September 9, an on-duty SCPD officer was driving her patrol car with the lights and sirens on when she struck Anthony Stinson, who was riding his bicycle, at the intersection of William Floyd Parkway and Adobe Drive in Shirley, Suffolk County. He was taken to a local hospital, where he died a few days later.

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 may have caused the death, OSI proceeds to conduct a full investigation of the incident.

These are preliminary facts and subject to change.