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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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    rhood

    over 3 years ago

    23592 Comments

    This was the correct outcome.

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    Jonas

    over 3 years ago

    42212 Comments

    bump rsironron...

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    rsironron

    over 3 years ago

    5220 Comments

    Right outcome.

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    HEYSARGE

    over 3 years ago

    16726 Comments

    PERFECT!

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    Anonymous

    over 3 years ago

    What were these two geniuses doing crossing a highway at night, without reflective clothing, and without reflectors on their bikes? Better yet, what were they doing on a highway at night anyhow?

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    CPD82

    over 3 years ago

    466 Comments

    when they say highway are they talking about a busy highway with cars driving at 60-70m.p.h.? and if so and only if, why the hell were they crossing on a highway like that with dark clothes and no reflectors on his bike?

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    darsavmo

    over 3 years ago

    11354 Comments

    As they should be cleared...

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