Brooklyn DA Ken Thompson: Protect Brooklyn and Win Justice for Victoria Nicodemus
On December 6, 2015, Victoria Nicodemus, just thirty years-old, was killed while walking on a Brooklyn sidewalk. The driver of a large SUV, operating the vehicle with a suspended license, veered off from the street and onto the sidewalk, striking three pedestrians and killing Victoria. After striking his victims, the reckless and out-of-control driver traveled 70 feet before coming to a stop. Brooklyn District Attorney Ken Thompson's office has charged the man who killed Victoria with just a misdemeanor charge of unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle. He faces a maximum $500 fine/30 days in jail. Our family has not been at all satisfied with the Brooklyn District Attorney's lack of commitment to finding justice for Victoria. The office has yet to perform the procedures necessary to conduct a complete investigation in order to determine the appropriate charges. It is the very definition of recklessness to drive up on the sidewalk on a clear, dry day in Fort Greene. This reckless behavior requires, at a minimum, a grand jury investigation. Victoria was our daughter and our sister. She was a dear friend to many and a devoted and doting godmother who had hoped to start a family of her own one day. She was a talented and passionate advocate of the arts who was enjoying both career success and personal happiness just as her life was taken. While her family grieves this senseless loss, her killer not only walks free but is back behind the wheel where he can do the same thing to someone else. District Attorney Thompson, an innocent life was taken by a reckless, out-of-control and unlicensed driver and a 'slap on the wrist' misdemeanor charge is unacceptable. Victoria's family and friends demand a full, Grand Jury investigation and no stone be left unturned or investigative procedure skipped. Mr. Thompson, take a stand against vehicular violence and protect the people of Brooklyn. It is within your power to help safeguard pedestrians and win justice for our daughter, sister and friend. SIGN THIS PETITION. Tell Ken Thompson that a full investigation and vigorous prosecution of Victoria's killer is his responsibility and that his not doing so only puts the safety of the public in greater jeopardy.