Wrestling Forum banner

1 - 2 of 2 Posts

·
Premium Member
Joined
·
9,378 Posts
Discussion Starter #1
https://www.wbrz.com/news/despite-driving-nearly-double-the-speed-limit-charges-dropped-against-off-duty-cop-in-crash-that-killed-infant

Despite driving nearly double the speed limit, charges dropped against off-duty cop in crash that killed infant

BATON ROUGE - A police officer who caused a crash that killed a small child and left several others injured [/URL]is no longer facing charges nor any fines.

The East Baton Rouge District Attorney's Office confirmed Wednesday the negligent homicide and speeding charges filed against BRPD officer Christopher Manuel in the violent 2017 crash had been dropped.

Investigators said Manuel was driving his personal vehicle, a Chevrolet Corvette, at a speed of 94 mph when he slammed into an SUV. That's nearly double the posted speed limit of 50 mph on that stretch of road.

The crash killed a 1-year-old who was riding in the other vehicle.

Charges were also dropped for Brittany Stephens, the driver of the other vehicle, who was arrested for negligent homicide more than four months after the crash once it was determined the child's car seat was not properly secured. The SUV was allegedly overloaded at the time, reportedly carrying four adults and three children.

Manuel was released on a bond following his arrest in 2017 and has been on paid administrative leave ever since the crash. Stephens has also been released from jail at this time.
The driver had the kid's car seat wedged in the center console so yeah, she's negligent, but not as negligent as the off duty cop going 94 in a 50 in his Corvette that hit the other car.

He's been on paid since the crash in February of 2017. That's nearly three years of paid vacation time.
 

·
Angry at refs
Joined
·
2,819 Posts
It sounds like a 'we'll drop the charges against you if you drop yours against the cop' kinda deal. Pretty fucked up situation.
 
1 - 2 of 2 Posts
Top