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.
Police officer charged in high-speed crash that killed lawyer
DETROIT – A Detroit Police officer is charged with involuntary manslaughter related to a crash that killed a local lawyer in February, The Associated Press reports. Officer Teaira Funderburg was traveling at high speed with lights and sirens activated while enroute to assist another officer when she disregarded a red light and crashed into a car driven by Cliff Woodards, the Wayne County prosecutor’s office said. RELATED: Man who died in crash with police vehicle using lights, sirens identified as Detroit attorneyFunderburg is charged with willful neglect of duty in addition to involuntary manslaughter, AP reports. “Proper investigations take time and that is what we strive for in every case. ... It’s true that Mr. Woodards was respected in his profession, but the facts and evidence are what caused us to charge in this case,” prosecutor Kym Worthy said.mlive.com