Officer who killed 10 year old boy given one day suspension

A Dallas police officer who hit a 10 year old boy on a bike while speeding to a call out without his siren or lights on has received a one day suspension.

Sr. Cpl. Michael Vaughn hit Cole Berardi in October 2008 has he rounded a blind bend doing 69 miles (110 km) per hour on an unlit section of road.

The local police force naturally isn’t taking responsibility, with a spokesman telling local media (also picture credit) before the inquiry that “It was just a dark road, not well lit…This sounds like a combination of factors that caused the accident.”

The officer driving the car received the one day suspension not for killing the boy, but for (and you can’t make this stuff up) violating policy on using lights and sirens.