On October 23, 2020, Karon Hylton-Brown, 20, was pursued by officers while driving a moped.
Hylton-Brown was spotted by Officer Terence Sutton without the proper headgear.
This led to a high-speed chase in residential areas.
According to reports, Sutton, at times, was traveling at a rate twice the speed limit during the chase.
Hylton-Brown was eventually hit by another civilian vehicle during the chase.
The collision resulted in head trauma, and Hylton-Brown died two days later.
High-speed chases are barred by DC police, and now Sutton is being charged with murder for his role in Hylton-Brown’s death.
The indictment states, “Sutton denied engaging in a vehicular pursuit of Hylton-Brown, Zabavsky withheld all information about his involvement in the incident, and both officers omitted any mention of Hylton-Brown’s serious injuries.
“Because of their misleading account, no investigation by other MPD components, including MCS and IAD, was initiated at that time.”
So, let’s hear what you guys think about this. Does the fault lie with the officer for ignoring pursuit rules or does the fault lie with the “victim” for not simply complying with officers and pulling over?
Source: Fox News