The Brooklyn prosecutor's office and police Internal Affairs officials are investigating the death of a high school teacher after he was involved in an altercation in a restaurant with six undercover narcotics detectives, police said Sunday.
Reginald Bannerman, 35, of Brooklyn was killed by a subway train on Dec. 19, just hours after he was involved in a dispute in a Crown Heights restaurant where the officers had attended a birthday party.
His death was ruled a suicide, but investigators stepped in after relatives of the victim, quoting witnesses, said the fight involved six officers and continued at the subway station.
They claimed that Bannerman was trying to evade the detectives when he ran onto the tracks and was hit by a Manhattan-bound No. 2 train.
The New York Times said the six officers were placed on modified duty on Christmas Eve for failing to report their involvement.