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Officer who fatally struck pedestrian suspended 5 days, ticketed for speeding

5 years 1 month 4 weeks ago Thursday, September 28 2017 Sep 28, 2017 September 28, 2017 10:15 PM September 28, 2017 in News
Source: WBRZ

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. 

Police say Thornton was off-duty at the time of the crash.

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