- Associated Press - Friday, June 20, 2014

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) - Prosecutors say a Fort Worth police officer has been indicted for causing the 2012 death of a motorist as the officer rushed to assist with a traffic stop.

A Tarrant County grand jury on Friday indicted officer Christopher Bolling on a count of manslaughter.

Prosecutors contend he recklessly caused the death of 77-year-old Billie Addington by striking the man’s vehicle as Bolling traveled at a high speed without using his emergency lights or siren.

The collision occurred in August 2012 and authorities say Addington died from multiple injuries the following November.

The 30-year-old Bolling turned himself in Friday and was later released from the Tarrant County jail after posting a $7,500 bond.

Manslaughter is a second-degree felony punishable by 2 to 20 years in prison.

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