Judge sentences ex-cop for accident
A former police officer in the region has been sentenced to jail for killing a pedestrian.
Berrien County Judge Dennis Wiley said Eugene Anderson, whose sentence is 60 days in jail, failed to turn on his police lights and siren while responding to a domestic call last September.
He was rushing to a home at 30 mph above the speed limit.
His car struck and killed 48-year-old Kimberly Bedford of Hartford, who was drunk and not using a crosswalk.
Anderson was subsequently fired as a Benton Township officer.
He was convicted of causing death while driving, a misdemeanor.
Before getting his sentence last week, Anderson said his life's been "ruined."
The judge told him: "You are not above the law."
Anderson's supporters are disappointed. A local pastor, the Rev. Robert DeFrance, called it a "miscarriage of justice."