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Fatal Boat Crash: Wrong man charged?

Number 23756
Subject Police
Source ABC 7 (San Francisco, CA)
State CA
Year 2007
Publication Date 08/13/2007; 08/14/2007; 08/23/2007; 08/30/2007; 12/18/2007
Summary When the Chief Deputy Sheriff of the Lake County Sheriff's Office was driving a speed boat it collided into a sailboat, killing a woman. However, it was the man driving the sailboat that was charged with manslaughter. ABC 7's investigation found that investigators were not taking statements from witnesses critical of the deputy and judges were not excusing themselves from the case, despite personal relationship with him.
Category Contest Entry
Pages 23
Keywords police department; manslaughter; criminal justice; judge; witness testimony;
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