- Associated Press - Wednesday, April 26, 2017

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Authorities say an off-duty Philadelphia officer whose vehicle struck and killed a pedestrian earlier this year has been charged with vehicular homicide and involuntary manslaughter.

Officials announced the charges Wednesday against 24-year-old Officer Adam Soto, who has been on the force for three years. Authorities allege that he was heading east on Cottman Avenue at high speed Jan. 31 when he hit 50-year-old Daniel Dimitri, who was reportedly running across the street.

Police said another off-duty officer accused of driving “recklessly at the same time and in the same direction” wouldn’t be criminally charged but has been charged with departmental violations. Commissioner Richard Ross has suspended both with intent to dismiss.

The Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 5 said no one was available to comment late Friday afternoon.


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