New York: man hit and killed by off-duty trooper was walking on a dark road due to prior DWI conviction striking a teen; why didn’t cop stop?

Trooper charged in man’s death; his lawyer says dead guy was already dead….State Police suspend trooper
without pay while they probe incident
From Times Union
Trooper Beardsley turned himself into police Tuesday afternoon, according to Fulton County Sheriff Thomas Lorey. Police say he and his attorney are now cooperating. The 32 year-old state trooper pleaded not guilty at his arraignment in Broadalbin Town Court. He was released on bail. His attorney defended him, saying the district attorney’s office and the police rushed to judgment because Beardsley
is a police officer. ….MORE

From Times Union
BROADALBIN — An off-duty state trooper allegedly hit and killed a Northville man who himself had a previous DWI conviction for striking a teenage girl, authorities said.
The Fulton County Sheriff’s Office says the trooper, Brian Beardsley, 32, was driving with his girlfriend on County Highway 110 around 2:41 a.m. Sunday when Chad E. Finch, 29, of South Shore Road, was killed. ….MORE

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