Police said Adalberto Gonzalez was driving a dirt bike the wrong way on a one-way street without plates or a helmet. Officers said that they didn't follow him, but later saw him stopped at Randall Avenue. When officers approached, Gonzalez allegedly ran off and hopped on the back of another unregistered bike.
The cruiser followed, and police said that Gonzalez jumped off the bike just before the cruiser hit them from behind.
The bike's driver -- an unidentified 28-year-old man -- was killed.
Surveillance video caught the scene as a police cruiser slammed into the bike during the chase in Hunts Point.
Gonzalez is charged with resisting arrest and reckless endangerment.
His lawyer is now asking why the officer driving the cruiser was cleared of any wrongdoing.
You can see the video here, which makes "involved in a deadly police chase" as per the language of that story a bad joke. The deadliness was 100 percent the cops fault, after two guys on a bike travelled yards safely down a street. Less "chase" than summary slaughter.
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