If You Killed Someone in a Traffic Accident, How Long Would the Investigation Last?

Especially if it was clear you ran a stop sign, while driving on the wrong side of the street. Cop Runs Stop Sign with No Lights On, Not Responding to a Call, and Kills a Man—Hasn’t Even Gotten a Ticket.

The cop in question is on paid vacation – excuse me, administrative leave – while they “investigate.”

According to officials, as the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports, Atlanta police Officer Ryan Chandler, 24, ran a stop sign and was not using emergency lights at the time of the crash. The man on the scooter was taken Grady Memorial Hospital, where he died. His name has not been released.

There is a witness to his driving on the wrong side of the street. I would like to know if he was given a breathalyzer test at the time of the incident, but I doubt it. (Those rules don’t apply to the cops!)

My (completely worthless prediction) is that the very worst he will suffer is that he resigns, and is back at a work in another police force within a few months. The least he will suffer is being on “administrative leave” while they sweep this under the rug. (Hat tip to Claire Wolfe.)