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Ex-Cop Jason Anderson Guilty of Motor Vehicle Misconduct

But a jury found him innocent of manslaughter charges in the deaths of two Orange teens.

 

At the end of a hard-fought, high-profile trial, a jury at Milford Superior Court has turned up mixed results in the outcome of ex-cop Jason Anderson's manslaughter case, the Connecticut Post reports.

The Jason Anderson Verdict:

  • Guilty of two counts of misconduct with a motor vehicle and reckless driving.
  • Not Guilty of two charges of second-degree manslaughter.

The trial, which began in mid-October, saw presentations of graphic evidence, including autopsy photos and the video of the 2009 Boston Post Road crash that killed 19-year-olds David Servin and Ashlie Krakowski of Orange. Anderon's attorney Hugh Keefe frequently contested permitting such evidence, calling it "inflammatory and highly biased."

Anderson had been accused of fault because his lights and siren had not been on and he had been traveling over 90 miles per hour down the stretch of the Boston Post Road near the West Haven line. The prosecution had put forward evidence that showed alcohol in Servin's system at the time of the crash.

According to the Connecticut Post, Anderson could face as much as 10 years in prison at his sentencing in January.

eric m November 10, 2012 at 10:35 PM
underage drinking and driving with drugs in his system. Thats safe also? what if that kid hit and killed someone? Sucks him and his friend died but they were also being irresponsible. That kid never stopped at the light either. Guess it's ok to be a drunk driver now.
Peg Haburp November 11, 2012 at 02:22 PM
This is not equal protection of the law, promised in the Constitution, it is a different system for those in charge of the law. Of course those jurors needed to get home to deal with the upcoming "monster storm". Thats pressure. and since when do the actions or inactions of the victim absolve the perpetrator of a crime?
Barbara T. November 12, 2012 at 01:28 AM
Peg I agree with you 100% If it was anyone else they would be in the slammer for good.My heart goes out to the poor family's.for their loss of their love one's
JNG November 12, 2012 at 03:51 AM
First of all, if you are engaged in a behavior that you could reasonably believe could cause harm or damage you should be held criminally negligent. A law enforcement office above all would know that driving at high speeds would put other at risk. Second, notwithstanding the actions of the victims in this situation (and their behavior in this regard is not without blame), I do not believe there is anyone, who could have reasonably judged the approaching speed of the police cars. No one, no matter what their alertness has the driving experience to judge oncoming 90mph traffic in the dark. This is just not something that anyone has had the training or life experience to determine how much time they actually have to effect a safe turn. Sad situation all around. But the trained professional has to be held to the highest standard.
Jose November 12, 2012 at 06:22 AM
this isn't an accident my friend. an accident is dropping a glass of water. Killing two young kids, like he did, deserves a life sentence in my book. He's was a bad cop. That was his third accident in five years in a cop car. Who knows how many in his own car. At least he's off the street for the next ten years. Ten years is a very long time.......one year is a long time especially when he's in the prime of his life. I hope someone shows him love. I'm so glad we are finally putting another bad cop away.

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