The Dearborn police held a press conference on the accident which killed my friend Bill Owen at 6:30PM this evening. I watched the news report on it on the 7PM local news.
Turns out the officer in the vehicle that hit Bill’s was a parking ordinance officer who never would have been called into a chase in the first place. This officer ran a red light with his lights going, but no siren. Officials with the Dearborn PD have said that they have no clue what the hell this guy was thinking or why he was even trying to get involved as he had no business doing so. He’s been suspended without pay and has secured himself a lawyer and is refusing to answer any police questions at this time. They expect the investigation into the accident to take another three weeks. I’ve lost one of my best friends because some fuck-up felt his badge gave him the right to get involved in things he was not supposed to be involved in.
The damage you’ve caused goes beyond the loss of one anonymous life that you didn’t have a clue existed until you drove your police vehicle into it. You’ve affected the lives of everyone who loved Bill and left holes in many of us that even your eventual conviction for manslaughter may not fill. All because you had too much fucking testosterone in your coffee last night and had to try and play the hero. It was one thing when I could think that it was a sad accident that happened while an officer was trying to carry out his duties, but now that I know it wasn’t your duty in the first place and even your own superiors don’t have a clue what was going through your brain at the time I… I can’t begin to describe how incredibly angry I am.