Ex-Cop Convicted of Misconduct, Reckless Driving

Jason Anderson is accused of causing a deadly crash in 2009.

Wednesday, Nov 7, 2012  |  Updated 7:10 PM EDT
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Ex-Cop Convicted of Misconduct, Reckless Driving

Jason Anderson was found guilty of negligent homicide, misconduct with a motor vehicle and reckless driving but not guilty of two counts of second-degree manslaughter.

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A Milford jury has reversed its decision finding a former Milford police officer guilty of negligent homicide in connection with a 2009 crash that killed two teenagers in Orange. 

On Wednesday, the jury did convict Jason Anderson on charges of misconduct with a motor vehicle and reckless driving for his role in the crash that killed David Servin and Ashlie Krakowski.
 
Prosecutors claim Anderson was driving recklessly down the Boston Post Road in Orange at 94 miles per hour without his lights or sirens on his cruiser.  They say he crashed into Servin and Krakowski as their car made a left turn. Anderson was returning to Milford after assisting police in Orange with a call.

On Tuesday, the jury found Jason Anderson guilty of negligent homicide, misconduct with a motor vehicle and reckless driving but not guilty of two counts of second-degree manslaughter. The jury found that Servin was partly responsible for the crash. 

Anderson's attorney, Hugh Keefe, motioned for the guilty verdicts to be vacated and said they conflict with the jury's finding that Servin had a role in causing the crash. 

Keefe also argued that the jury could not legally find Anderson guilty of misconduct with a motor vehicle and negligent homicide.

Judge Denise Markle vacated her acceptance of the verdicts, and asked the jury  to go back into deliberations to go over the details and clear up the confusion.

Jurors reached the new verdicts Wednesday, and determined that Servin was not responsible for the collision in any way.

Anderson was ordered to hand over his passport after the verdict Wednesday.  He faces up to 10 years in prison when he is sentenced Jan. 16.

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