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No Charges Filed Against NYC Cop Who Ran Over and Killed Pedestrian

| by Sarah Fruchtnicht

Felix Coss, 61, was killed when a police van ran him over just blocks from his Brooklyn home. A spokesman for the New York Police Department said Monday that, while an investigation into the incident is not finalized, no criminality and no traffic-law violations are suspected. 

At 4:30 p.m. Coss was walking with the signal as he crossed Broadway, but a police van making a left turn failed to yield to him. The officer driving the vehicle was not responding to an emergency call when she ran over Coss.

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While name of the plain-clothes officer has not been released, The Post referred to her as “a veteran female officer.”

Coss was a Spanish teacher in south Williamsburg.

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"He was very soulful individual," said one of his former students. "He loved his students and his students loved him and he's going to be greatly missed.”

“It was a tragic, unfortunate accident,” a police source told The Post.

Assistant principal of Beginning With Children Charter school told The Post that Coss was like a godfather to her children.

“This is a great loss to our family,” she said.

Sources: Gothamist, NY Post