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Missouri cop accused of manslaughter after killing girl in on-duty accident

Missouri cop accused of manslaughter after killing girl in on-duty accident

A Missouri police oficer who fatally struck a four-year-old with a cruiser while driving onto a sidewalk was charged with first-degree involuntary manslaughter. Andria Heese, 28, of the Columbia Police Department, hit Gabriella Curry on January 4 while trying to park her police cruiser on a sidewalk at the entrance of Battle High School. Heese faces three to 10 years in prison if convicted.

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David Silverstone
David Silverstone 7 months

Patriarchy Strikes Again!

atlas shrugged
atlas shrugged 7 months

Whole thing is just sad. On a side note, $3.4 million for wrongful death seems excessive. Wonder why the court/jury decided to give away so much money. Where is an actuary when you need one?

porcus
porcus 7 months

This charge is good, it's how a member of the public would also be treated. That said, this was clearly an accident, not incompetence, and not malfeasance. The defense is likely to argue that the mother should have been watching over the 4 year old in an area with lots of vehicles for precisely the reason that happened - it was dangerous to let a small child wander in and out of a high traffic area without an adult. The prosecutor is likely to argue that the officer should have been paying better attention. Either way I am satisfied just with the officer being charged; it's fair.

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my opinion may offend you 7 months

I would bet that the officer did not start her day thinking I sure hope I get the chance to run over a nd kill a four year old. I have no doubt she feels terrible about it. But driving on a sidewalk in front of a school with busses present. she needs to be punished with more than probation. Maybe not 10 years but something.

Grand Ol Propaganda
Grand Ol Propaganda 7 months

Justice .... still need justice..... lock her up...

Ebrola
Ebrola 7 months

So many police apologists.... you can't put a price on a life. no amount is enough.....and locked up for ten years isn't enough either.

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