Officer who fatally struck pedestrian suspended 5 days, ticketed for speeding
BATON ROUGE - An officer who struck and killed a pedestrian while speeding on Florida Boulevard has been suspended for five days.
On Thursday, BRPD announced officer Frederick Thornton would face a five-day suspension and a speeding ticket after he fatally struck a man in his unmarked police unit back in June.
According to BRPD, Thornton fatally struck 42-year-old Phillip Clark, of Meridian, while he was attempting to cross the street on June 27. Clark was pronounced dead at the scene.
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