Police officers are supposed “to serve and protect”, and most do their best. In exchange for their protection we grant officers the right to break certain laws in service of that creed. But when an officer takes advantage of their privileges terrible things can happen.
A Georgia State Patrol Trooper has been fired after a crash that killed two teenagers in Paulding County. The trooper was on U.S. 27 North speeding at over 90 MPH in a 55. He wasn’t on an emergency call, nor going to an accident, nor chasing after a criminal. His lights and sirens were not on. Instead, he was relying on his familiarity with the area to get him by.
Just before the crash he slowed to 68 MPH when he struck a car attempting to make a left hand turn. At first, the GSP said that the other car had failed to yield but investigation showed that the excessive speed of the officer contributed to the wreck. Now the case goes to the District Attorney’s office for further review and possible criminal charges.
The officer had been written up in the past for involvement in two minor wrecks. Funerals for the two young girls have already been held.
Your position in society will not protect you if you are caught with enough evidence. If you have been injured in an accident and you feel you don’t have a chance with filing a suit against the city then you need to talk with the strong arm. Call John Foy & Associates today for a free consultation.