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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.

Bob November 07, 2012 at 10:56 PM
If anyone else did the same thing they would be in jail for 60 years but just because he's a police officer he gets off of manslaughter? The justice system is a joke.
Shelley November 07, 2012 at 11:05 PM
Sorry but thats bullshit, if it was the other way around a regular citizen would have gotten guilty verdicts all the way and probably would have gotten the verdicts alot sooner than he did...So your telling me that god forbid this ever happens again with regular citizens thats all they would get right?? Misconduct with a motor vehicle and reckless driving. And thats it.. I see alot of things that the police get away with that the ordinary citizen wouldnt, and they can because they are the police.. I think that their job description should change then, To be a Police Officer means to get away with anything you want...SS
Judy Johnson November 08, 2012 at 02:26 AM
•Guilty of two counts of misconduct with a motor vehicle and reckless driving. •Not Guilty of two charges of second-degree manslaughter. Get out of town for sure!!!! This EX cop is Guilty on everything...Who is to say that this Boy didn't stop at the blinking light (The EX cop?) If it was the other way around this kid would be in jail for life. So SAD and So UNREAL for sure......................
Judy Johnson November 08, 2012 at 02:27 AM
Hat's off to you!! You are so so right for sure........................
Judy Johnson November 08, 2012 at 02:28 AM
You got that right for sure....................
john citizen November 08, 2012 at 03:10 AM
you folks never made a mistake? everyone loves to bash cops but you all need to look in the mirror-- you are not perfect either
Sadforthis November 08, 2012 at 03:34 AM
It amazes me that people actually don't read the actual facts of the case. The kid made his turn at 35 miles an hour. It was a blinking red light that is to be treated like a stop sign. He did not stop. That is a factor in their death. The police officer was driving 94 MPH and braked to 74 MPH at moment of impact. That is a factor in their deaths. If he was traveling just 10 MPH slower they would have made the turn in front of him. Also if they stopped at the light and let him pass they would still be alive. These are facts. The law is the law. If you want to blame anyone for this, blame the lawmakers. They wrote it. The police officer deserves to go to jail. Hopefully during sentencing the judge will give him the max. And just so you know I grew up with the officer.
kvorca November 08, 2012 at 04:05 AM
learn the law and the facts of the case
kathy November 08, 2012 at 04:43 AM
The video shows that he didn't stop. In my opinion the former officer still deserves plenty of jail time, but the accident happened because of both of the drivers. Please look at the video.
Disgusted November 08, 2012 at 11:51 AM
This makes me ill . If he was not speeding he would not have hit them. It is so incredibly irresponsible to drive that fast. The speed caused the deaths. Not the alcohol in his system. Just another case of blaming someone else for your irresponsibility. I am not condoning drinking and driving but why do we treat car deaths not the same as a gun. you make a decision to drive safely or not. I hope he gets the max sentence. Oh boo hoo Mr.Keefe who says hasn't he suffered enough. No! I say I hope he suffers every day.you killed those two people. How do you think their family's feel everyday? You were a cop. You knew better. Your not above the law. don't you think your actions effected strangers you don't know. I drive by there almost everyday and am reminded of your careless actions. As far as I am concerned you should never be allowed to drive again! A cop once told me it is a privelege not a right!!!!!!!!
Erin November 09, 2012 at 12:31 AM
Ok time for him to go to pokey
eric m November 10, 2012 at 07:25 PM
If the kid wasn't drinking underage and actually stopped at the light they may also be alive. Both were in the wrong
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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