W.Ky. officer charged in fatal wreck
The Associated Press
A western Kentucky police officer has been indicted on a charge of reckless homicide.
The Paducah Sun reports that a Calloway County grand jury returned an indictment Monday against 29-year-old Murray police officer John Cooper. The charge stems from a March 18 wreck in which 68-year-old Ray Walker of Murray died.
The accident happened as Cooper was responding to a burglar alarm and hit Walker’s vehicle in the driver’s side. State police have said that Cooper’s lights and siren were on.
Police Chief Ken Claud declined to comment on whether Cooper would face internal disciplinary action.
Cooper is scheduled to be arraigned on Sept. 8.