Police cruiser strikes, kills 10-year-old

By David Edwards
Friday, October 24, 2008 10:28 EDT
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NBC 5/KXAS-TV reported:

“The Dallas Police Department showed the dashcam video captured from the police cruiser that struck and killed 10-year-old Cole Berardi on Oct. 17.”

“The boy was crossing Belt Line Road in southeast Dallas when he was struck by the Senior Cpl. Michael Vaughn’s patrol car.”

“Investigators said Vaughn was going 72 mph, more than 30 mph faster than the speed limit. Vaughn also did not have any emergency lights or sirens.”

“Vaughn, a five-year veteran of the department, is currently on restricted duty while the incident is reviewed.”

“Police officials have yet to decide what, if any, punishment Vaughan will face in the incident. Criminal charges are possible.”

This video is from NBC 5/KXAS-TV, broadcast October 24, 2008.

Download video via RawReplay.com

David Edwards
David Edwards
David Edwards has served as an editor at Raw Story since 2006. His work can also be found at Crooks & Liars, and he's also been published at The BRAD BLOG. He came to Raw Story after working as a network manager for the state of North Carolina and as as engineer developing enterprise resource planning software. Follow him on Twitter at @DavidEdwards.
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