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WI Police Chief Clears Officers Involved In Crash

Associated Press

December 31, 2010

WAUKESHA, Wis. — A Waukesha police officer won’t be disciplined for crashing into a teenage bicyclist with a squad car last July.

Waukesha Police Chief Russell Jack has decided that no discipline is warranted against Officer Ian DeKarske.

Jack responded to a Milwaukee Journal Sentinel records request with a letter citing a number of factors for his decision. They include impaired visibility because of darkness, no street lighting, and the bicyclist’s dark clothes and lack of bike reflectors.

The district attorney earlier declined to issue charges.

The 17-year-old was crossing Highway 164 with another bicyclist when he was struck by DeKarske’s squad car.

The officer was responding without emergency lights and siren to assist another officer. The teen survived but suffered a head injury, leg injuries and a cut chin. The 17-year-old was crossing Highway 164 with another bicyclist when he was struck by DeKarske’s squad car.

The officer was responding without emergency lights and siren to assist another officer. The teen survived but suffered a head injury, leg injuries and a cut chin.


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