UPDATE: Brooklyn District Attorney Declines to Prosecute Off-duty Nypd Officer Involved in Fatal Crash


BROOKLYN, NY – An off-duty NYPD officer who was involved in a deadly hit-and-run collision in Brooklyn will not face charges, according to the Brooklyn DA’s office. Despite the fact that the 22-year veteran, 47-year-old Rohan Shaw had been drinking and was driving recklessly, police sources say that he is “not off the hook,” but will not be prosecuted at this time, according to The Daily News.

Shaw was in his 2019 Nissan GTR heading eastbound on Foster Avenue in Flatbush shortly before 5:00 a.m. on Sunday when his car collided with a 2016 Mazda 6 (the driver’s identity is not yet known) that had rolled through a stop sign in front of Shaw’s vehicle.

The driver of the Mazda fled the scene, leaving behind a passenger, 23-year-old Joanna Dixon, who did not survive, and another with serious injuries.

According to news sources, Shaw had also been arrested on suspicion of drunk driving in 2006.

The Brooklyn car accident attorneys of Finz & Finz, P.C., will continue to update this developing story as information is released.

Disclaimer: This post should not be construed as legal advice. The injury lawyers of Finz & Finz, P.C., regularly update our readers on the latest news in New York and Long Island to make our community safer. We are committed to helping those who’ve been hurt in accidents in our community know what to do to keep themselves and their families safe, and if you’ve been injured in an accident, we can help.

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