No Justice for Charles McClean, Killed by a Postal Service Driver

You would think a dead guy would elicit at least a little official attention.

One month after a United States Postal Service driver ran down and killed Charles McClean on MacDougal Street in Brooklyn, city and federal officials remain mute and continue to deflect attention away from both the death and how rogue USPS drivers can be reined in.

McClean was killed on May 3 near his home. Since then, we have learned nothing:

  • The NYPD has not made an arrest in the case though the identity of the driver is known to them.
  • The USPS would not tell Streetsblog if the driver has been disciplined for the crash he or she caused by rolling through a stop sign, cops said.
  • The agency would not tell Streetsblog how many drivers have ever been disciplined for any crashes — or even if a disciplinary process exists. (Update below!)
  • The Postal Service even declined to answer questions about its overall fleet’s driving records.
  • And the Postal Service declined Streetsblog’s Freedom of Information Law request for an unredacted version of the lone inspector general study of driving protocols in two-dozen USPS regions. The document had been redacted, so the public could not tell which region had the worst driving records — though managers at every region failed to meet basic USPS standards for inspecting their drivers’ records.

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