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

NEW YORK – The New York Attorney General’s Office of Special Investigation (OSI) has opened an investigation into the death of Nathan Scott, who died on March 18, 2024 following an encounter with the New York City Police Department (NYPD).

At approximately 6:00 p.m. on March 18 at the intersection of Remsen Avenue and East 57th Street in Brooklyn, three NYPD officers fired their service weapons at Mr. Scott who had fired a semiautomatic weapon on a public street. Mr. Scott was transported to a local hospital, where he was pronounced dead. Officers recovered a semiautomatic handgun at the scene.

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.