Former Charlotte-Mecklenburg police officer, Martray Proctor, pled not guilty to involuntary manslaughter charges in response to a car accident he was involved in earlier this year.
Proctor was responding to assist another officer in a traffic stop. He was traveling on Old Statesville Road at 90 mph without his sirens or flashing lights on. Shatona Evette Robinson made a left turn on to Old Statesvill Road and Proctor collided with her vehicle. She had three passengers in her car at the time of the car accident; her two cousins Wyatt Morrison and Akeem Robinson, and her friend Topaz White. Morrison, Robinson and White were sent to a local hospital. Proctor was also treated. Tragically, 20-year-old Shatona Evette Robinson died from her injuries.
After the car accident, Martary Proctor resigned from the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department. My colleague, Richard Shapiro, wrote an article about his resignation in August. In addition to the charges placed against Proctor, he also faces a wrongful death lawsuit.
In all likelihood, this horrific accident may have been avoided if the warning lights or sirens were used. Sadly, that was not the case; a young life ended and several others were injured. The internal training staffs of the North Carolina (NC) police departments tirelessly work to improve road safety among their officers but accidents do happen. If you or someone you know was injured in a car accident involving a police officer you can get help. A personal injury attorney can work with you to help you get compensated for medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering.
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