Stendec said:If Over the Rhine is anything like it was when I was in that area, I wouldn't run over a blanket lying on the ground either, figuring it could be covering a tiger pit or IED. :shock:
UndercoverVLS said:25 years and they will hang that officer out to dry. Unreal, as if he got into his car that day and said, "I'm going to run over and kill a homeless woman today"
Jasen Hatfield said:The area has gotten tremendously worse, earlier this year there was a streak of about 8 days where there was a homicide every day down there. I can say this, Cincinnati will riot if this poor cop isn't charged and unfortunately Cincinnati's chief is notorious for sending his officers up the river w/ a leaky boat and no life jacket.....
RJ* said:You mean a police chief has the power to decide whether someone is prosecuted for involuntary manslaughter or not? What a system... :shock:
Mike L. said:This sucks, I feel for the officer. I have to wonder why he was patrolling the park in a cruiser though and not on foot. Is the park that big (I have never been there)? Sounds like he did the right thing at least and immediately reported the accident to his supervisor. I love how the damn news says he ran over the woman and blows it out of proportion. Based on the article I was expecting the crusier to have run over her body not her legs.
While I am not a doctor I do know that one can die from a leg injury. With that being said I am wondering if there were other factors that led to her death. Did the hospital screw up and give her wrong meds? Did they not address the appropriate complaints? I don't want to shift blame, but having your legs ran over by a cruiser on a grassy surface wouldn't nomally be fatal. So I wonder if something else caused her death and if so that should be brought to light.