Criminal Law

NYPD Sergeant Charged With Manslaughter for Throwing Cooler at Fleeing Suspect Who Died After Being Knocked Off Motorcycle

A New York City police sergeant was indicted Tuesday on charges he threw a cooler at a man driving a scooter who subsequently crashed and died in August, according to the New York state attorney general’s office.

Sgt. Erik Duran is charged with second-degree manslaughter, first- and second-degree assault and criminally negligent homicide in the death of Eric Duprey. He faces up to 25 years in prison if he is convicted of the top charge in the indictment.

Duran pleaded not guilty at his arraignment in the Bronx and made bail, which was set at $150,000. Dozens of police officers went to court in his support.

Read the source article at NBC News

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