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Fri Jan 11, 2019, 03:48 PM

Ex-officer gets 3-12 months in jail for drag racing death

Source: Associated Press

Updated 12:46 pm CST, Friday, January 11, 2019

PHILADELPHIA (AP) ó A former Philadelphia police officer was ordered to serve 3 to 12 months in county jail for killing a man while drag racing with another officer two years ago.

The Philadelphia Inquirer reports Adam Soto fought back tears Friday while begging for forgiveness from the victim's family during his sentencing.

Soto, who was fired shortly after the Jan. 31, 2017, crash, pleaded guilty in October to a felony charge of homicide by vehicle and a misdemeanor charge of involuntary manslaughter.

Authorities say Soto was speeding near a high school when he hit 50-year-old Daniel Dimitri.

Read more: https://www.chron.com/news/crime/article/Ex-officer-gets-3-12-months-in-jail-for-drag-13526842.php









Off-duty Philadelphia police officer charged in crash that killed local chef

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UPDATED: APR 26 2017 09:37PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (WTXF) - Authorities say a Philadelphia police officer has been charged in connection with a crash that killed a local chef in January.

According to investigators, on January 31 11:30 a.m., off-duty Philadelphia police officer Adam Soto was traveling eastbound on Cottman Avenue at a high rate of speed when he came in contact with a pedestrian who was reportedly running across the street. The victim, 50-year-old Daniel Dimitri, was transported to an area hospital where he succumbed to his injuries.

Through further investigation, it was discovered that another off-duty officer was operating his personal vehicle recklessly at the same time and in the same direction as Officer Soto, according to police. As a result of this investigation Officer Adam Soto, 24, and a 3-year veteran of the department assigned to the 24th District, was arrested charged with Homicide by Vehicle and Involuntary Manslaughter.

Another officer assigned to the 14th District was not charged criminally; however, he has been charged with departmental violations for his involvement.

http://www.fox29.com/news/family-of-local-chef-killed-in-crash-involving-off-duty-officer-speak-out

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Judi Lynn Jan 11 OP
marble falls Jan 11 #1
Chakaconcarne Jan 11 #2
MarcA Jan 11 #3
jb5150 Jan 11 #4
Sucha NastyWoman Jan 11 #5
Iggo Jan 11 #7
TexasBushwhacker Jan 11 #8
Sucha NastyWoman Jan 12 #9
Iggo Jan 11 #6

Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Fri Jan 11, 2019, 03:52 PM

1. Why wasn't the other participant charged, too?

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Fri Jan 11, 2019, 04:01 PM

2. Damn.... 3-12 months?

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Response to Chakaconcarne (Reply #2)

Fri Jan 11, 2019, 04:08 PM

3. Yes, in a world where some are more equal than others. n/t

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Fri Jan 11, 2019, 04:09 PM

4. A whole 3 to 12 months?

That is not justice.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Fri Jan 11, 2019, 04:45 PM

5. I would be inclined to show him a little mercy

iF he did not leave the scene of the crime and did his best to help the victim.

Horrible mistake with enormous consequences for all involved, but probably no ill intent toward the victim.

If he has served his community well up to that point, and taking into account that he has a family to support, maybe requiring him to do considerable presentations to high school drivers about the dangers of drag racing would be more useful than spending years in jail.

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Response to Sucha NastyWoman (Reply #5)

Fri Jan 11, 2019, 04:53 PM

7. Fuck mercy. He killed a guy while breaking the law.

I want the same thing to happen to him as would happen to me if I did that to him.

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Response to Sucha NastyWoman (Reply #5)

Fri Jan 11, 2019, 11:14 PM

8. Do non-cops get to be "useful" rather than going to jail?

He killed a man and is getting a MAXIMUM sentence of a year. You say he has a family to support. If you ask me, he needs to support the family of the man he killed for the rest of his life. As a cop, he is supposed to enforce the law, not break it.

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Response to TexasBushwhacker (Reply #8)

Sat Jan 12, 2019, 01:44 AM

9. I realize that most people probably don't agree with me

And I agree that justice would have him help support his victims family. A civil suit against him might prescribe a remedy for that. But he wonít be able to do that while he is in prison.

But why do you both assume I would show him some mercy because heís a cop? If you re-read my response I donít think I said or implied that at all.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Fri Jan 11, 2019, 04:51 PM

6. Cops.

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