The wheels of justice certainly turn slow in Broward county. Particularly when it comes to people in the justica and law enforcement system. Take for example the matter of Fort Lauderdale Police Officer Alexander Griss.
A Fort Lauderdale police officer accused of speeding up to 90 mph down Federal Highway when he struck and killed a pedestrian last year has been charged with vehicular homicide.Dutko apparently didn't read this Sun-Sentinel article from last September that I blogged about.
Alexander Griss, who has been a police officer since 2005, is free on bond and will be placed on administrative leave indefinitely, police said.
The charge comes after an investigation that lasted nearly 10 months.
On June 19, 2006, Griss was driving south in the 2100 block of South Federal Highway about 5:20 a.m., when Althea Tobias McKay stepped into the street.
Griss' cruiser hit McKay in a crash that sent McKay 102 feet.
Griss had just finished his shift and was traveling more than twice the 40-mph speed limit when he struck McKay, according to an affidavit filed by Fort Lauderdale investigators.
McKay, 39, of Lauderdale Lakes, died at the scene.
Michael Dutko, an attorney representing Griss, said he disagrees with the findings of investigators -- especially the data of the projected speed of the cruiser.
Computer data from a Fort Lauderdale police cruiser showed an officer was driving about 90 mph in a 40 mph zone when he hit and killed a Lauderdale Lakes woman on South Federal Highway, according to a search warrant.So far as pedestaians go, they are open season so far as Fort Lauderdale police go. Here is another recent accident. Griss deserves to be in jail for the life he took through his speeding. This investigation has dragged on too long, and in Broward you get the impression cops and judges are above the law. Instead they should be held to a higher standard, and excessive speed on the highways not tolerated at all.
Traffic homicide investigators also used skid marks and complex formulas to determine Griss was driving "at minimum" 79 mph at impact, the warrant says.
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