Damian Dymka (2021)
On November 1, 2021, Newark New Jersey Police Department Officer Louis Santiago was off-duty and driving with a friend when he failed to maintain his lane and struck Dymka, who was walking on the highway's shoulder.
Santiago’s father, a lieutenant in the Newark police department, called 911 to report the accident. Dymka had died by the time state police arrived at the scene.
On November 1, 2021, Santiago was suspended without pay.
On November 24, 2021, Santiago was charged with reckless vehicular homicide, desecrating/moving human remains, leaving the scene of a crash resulting in death, endangering an injured victim, tampering with physical evidence, hindering one's own apprehension, conspiracy to hinder prosecution, obstructing the administration of law, and two counts of official misconduct.
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