We'll just pretend it didn't happen
Paterson auxiliary cop sentenced in motorcyclist's death, report says
By Justin Zaremba |
PATERSON — A former city auxiliary police officer who fled the scene of a fatal crash involving a motorcyclist he and his partner were pursuing was sentenced Friday to five years in prison, The Record reported.
Juan Martinez, 33, previously pleaded guilty to official misconduct for the crash that killed Randolph Waddy, 31, of Garfield in April 2012, the newspaper reported.
As previously reported on NJ.com, Martinez and Jonathan Lopez were accused of riding in an emergency vehicle when they attempted to stop Waddy's motorcycle despite not being authorized to conduct traffic stops.
Auxiliary police officers aren't armed and they typically handle duties such as crowd control or traffic detours.
Waddy sped up, lost control of his motorcycle and crashed into the back of a parked car.
The two auxiliary police officers then failed to stop at Waddy's crash and didn't tell their supervisors or police, authorities have said.
Waddy's family later filed suit against the city and its police department following his death.
WE NEED TO CHANGE THE COPS, NOT ENCOURAGE THEIR AWFUL BEHAVIOR
Boycott the following companies for hosting the Fairfax 2015 World Police & Fire Games
Apple Federal Credit Union,
B.F. Saul Company,
Glory Days Grill,
City of Fairfax, Karin’s Florist,
NOVA Media Services,
Clyde’s Restaurant Group,
IMC, ESPN 980,
Prince William Convention and Visitors Bureau and
Booz Allen Hamilton.
Want to change the murderous arrogance and indifference of the Fairfax County Police? Then fire the people who hire the cops and watch how quickly things change. Start with tossing Gerry Hyland out of office. He basically works for the cop’s best interest and not yours.
Bottom line, if politicians don’t fear that you can harm their careers, then you don’t exist. They don’t see you, they don’t hear you. You don’t matter.
Register to vote, form a political action committee. Run a candidate. Take back your government.