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    Police responsible for killing pedestrian

    5-year-veteran ID'd as driver of unmarked police car that killed man on Sistrunk

    By Juan Ortega & Jamie Malernee
    South Florida Sun-Sentinel
    Posted March 30 2007, 1:30 PM EDT


    FORT LAUDERDALE -- Officers on Friday identified the cop driving the unmarked police car that struck and killed a pedestrian crossing Sistrunk Boulevard last night as Christopher Young-Tem, a five-year veteran of the force, Sgt. Frank Sousa, police spokesman, said. The death fanned an already-existing resentment of the police in the black community.

    Young-Tem was driving a silver Chrysler 300 and responding to a call about a weapon's complaint in Fort Lauderdale, which was soon upgraded to a shooting. Information about the shooting wasn't yet available, Sousa said on Friday.

    The department is preparing the officer's personnel file for public review, but said Young-Tem has "never been in trouble in his five years here" nor been involved in any traffic accidents, Sousa said.

    Young-Tem will be placed on paid administrative leave pending the outcome of the investigation.

    The identity of the man who was killed around 8:30 p.m. was being withheld by police pending notification of his family, Sousa said.

    Sousa said police were on their way to the shooting complaint when the unmarked Chrysler hit the pedestrian as he crossed near the 1200 block of Sistrunk Boulevard.

    The man was taken to Broward General Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead.

    Witnesses complained that the Chrysler had no lights or sirens on and was speeding as it headed west. They said the pedestrian was crossing the street, heading south, to a convenience store, when he was struck. They said the speed of the car and force of the impact sent his body flying. His legs detached and landed several yards from his body, they said.
    They complained that it was immediately obvious the man was dead, and that a coroner, not an ambulance should have been called.

    "They moved him to cover it up," said Cornelius Washington, 31, of Fort Lauderdale, who said he saw the impact. "If they were going slow enough, they wouldn't have hit him. For his legs to come off, how fast must you be going?"

    Sousa said he could not comment on the pedestrian's injuries , how fast the police car was going or whether it had its lights on, pending further investigation.

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    Cops are human too

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    If they were going slow enough, they wouldn't have hit him. For his legs to come off, how fast must you be going?"
    I tend to agree

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    seriously how fast was he drivng for the man legs to fly off that's rediculous
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