By MICHAEL BALSAMO, Related Press
WASHINGTON (AP) — An officer within the nation’s capital has been indicted on a homicide cost for his function in a deadly automobile accident throughout a police chase that has sparked two days of protests and clashes.
Federal prosecutors introduced Friday that Terrence Sutton, 37, was indicted on second-degree homicide, conspiracy and obstruction of justice prices in reference to the dying of 20-year-old Karon Hylton-Brown, who died after a pursuit in Washington, D.C. in October 2020.
Hylton died after his moped crashed right into a automobile whereas he was being pursued by Sutton and different cops.
Physique digicam footage launched by the Metropolitan Police Division confirmed the officers in a police cruiser chasing Hylton for a number of blocks with their lights flashing, at one level doing a U-turn when Hylton reverses course proper in entrance of the cruiser. The chase continues into an alley. When Hylton’s automobile emerges from the alley, it slams into the passenger facet door of a passing automobile.
The pursuit appeared to violate the division’s coverage prohibiting chases.
A police lieutenant, Andrew Zabavsky, 53, who prosecutors say was the highest-ranking officer on the scene, was additionally indicted on conspiracy and obstruction prices. Prosecutors allege he withheld info from different police officers and delayed notifying inside investigators in regards to the incident.
The 2 are due in courtroom later Friday.
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