New trial now on… NJ vs. Higbee.
A quick recap- A cop is being charged with vehicular manslaughter which could carry a many year sentence (I don’t know the exact amount it could be yet, and I dont want to be inaccurate).
He was chasing a guy for speeding but he hadn’t turned on his lights yet as he was “closing the gap” (which is apparently protocol in many places so that there aren’t more pursuits). Anyway, as he was “closing the gap” without his lights on, he either ran a stop sign or stopped and didn’t look and proceeded to hit a van with two teenage girls out buying milk. The two girls died and here we are.
So, since that nite the stop sign has been made bigger a few times, and reflective lighting was added for better viewing. The judge hasn’t allowed evidence of that to be presented to the jury (he did say though that if the door was opened by the prosecution then it would be allowed) but he then allowed a video of the sign in as part of a black box video viewing. He ruled that the other evidence was irrelevant, but this is? I don’t know..