Fort Wayne Police Department Sgt. Joshua Hartup will only pay a $35.50 fine for hitting pedestrian Henry Najdeski with his vehicle in April, leading to Najdeski's death.
- Why? Allen County Prosecutor Mike McAlexander's office found Hartup was not criminally liable for Najdeski’s death and opted instead to file a Class A infraction for failure to yield.
- A news release from the Prosecutor says: “Indiana does not have a negligent homicide law as some states, including Ohio, have enacted.”
So what is a negligent homicide law, and would adding this law to the books in Indiana make Fort Wayne safer? Let's explore that question.
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