Involuntary manslaughter charge to be dismissed for Detroit officer in crash that killed attorney
An involuntary manslaughter charge will be dismissed for a Detroit police officer accused of fatally crashing into an attorney after speeding through a red light while responding to a call from another officer.
Detroit police officer enters plea in traffic death of well-known attorney
DETROIT, MI -- A Detroit police officer who prosecutors say disregarded a red light, causing a crash that killed a well-known attorney, has pleaded no contest to a secondary charge. Teaira Iris Funderburg, 31, pleaded no contest Monday, Aug. 15 to willful neglect of duty and is expected to be sentenced Sept. 30. Wayne County prosecutors said Funderburg was driving a cruiser just before 1 a.m. Feb. 8, 2021, headed to a call for an officer needing assistance. But in an agreement surrounding the no contest plea, the more severe charge will be dismissed at sentencing. As part of the agreement, she will relinquish her police certification, serve a year of probation and perform 100 hours of community service.mlive.com