No Charges Filed Against Officer Involved In Fatal Crash
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — The New York State Attorney General's office says it will not file criminal charges against a Buffalo police officer who struck and killed a woman with his patrol car while responding to a call.
In a statement Thursday, the attorney general's office says the March crash was a "tragic accident" and criminal charges were "not justified."
Authorities say Officer Daniel Ahearn was responding to a call in the early morning when he struck and killed 64-year-old Susan LoTempio.
The attorney general's office says visibility was poor, and LoTempio was wearing dark clothing and crossed in an area that didn't have a crosswalk.
Ahearn did not have his emergency lights or siren on at the time because he was responding to a non-emergency call.