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Cop Suspended For Hit & Run, Twice

The scene was Tuscaloosa Street in West Baton Rouge Parish, just after school in early November. Jones' grandson was getting ready to step off of his school bus and the bus' stop sign was extended. That's when the driver of a pickup truck, off-duty BRPD officer Jeffrey Coleman, sped up, went around the school bus and hit the bus's red stop sign. "What kind of emergency did he think he was going that he could have risked a child's life?" asked Jones.

Jones and other witnesses say Coleman kept going, never stopping to check on anyone in the bus, which was full of schoolchildren. "I thought he was going to turn around and he never did," said bus driver Janet Amond.

Investigators from the West Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office quickly linked the pickup truck to Coleman. A deputy found Coleman at his friend's house not far from the accident and gave him a ticket, citing Coleman for passing a s

Added: Feb-14-2012 Occurred On: Feb-14-2012
By: jbpnw
Regional News
Tags: cop, police, hit and run, busted, bus, dashcam, investigation
Location: Baton Rouge, Louisiana, United States (load item map)
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