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Resource ID: #18292
Subject: Police
Source: Philadelphia Inquirer
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Date: 8-Jul

Description

Philadelphia Inquirer looks at the lack of proper police investigation on a case in which an off-duty police officer driving a sport-utility vehicle struck and killed a four-year-old boy on October 11, 1999. The story finds that Crystal Dixon, the driver guilty of the accident, might have been intoxicated at the time she struck the child. The reporter interviews witnesses who state having smelled alcohol on Dixon after the accident occurred, and quotes a doctor saying that she was on medication that could impair a driver's reactions. Investigators neither questioned Dixon, nor gave her a breath test or a blood test, as they normally would have done, if a civilian had struck and killed a child, reports the Inquirer.

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