Just another example of how little value the system places on the life of a black man. SMH. A slizzed COP killed a 22-year-old pedestrian when he hit him with his car early Wednesday and he was released from jail the SAME DAY!!!
A drunken, off-duty rookie cop was arrested early Wednesday after he killed a young man with his car in the Bronx, cops said.
Police said Officer Luis Arnao, 25, slammed into Tyre Chisholm, 22, with his 2011 Honda Accord as Chisholm was crossing White Plains Road in Wakefield at E. 241st St.
“He got hit hard,” said Devine Douglas, 45, a livery driver. “He flew up in the air. His shoes flew off with his socks still in them.”
Douglas said the driver “was definitely speeding. He kept going, but turned around and came back.”
Chisholm (photo) had just left a bar about 3:50 a.m. when cops said Arnao hit him. He initially was taken to Montefiore Medical Center, then Jacobi Medical Center, where he died.
Arnao was charged with vehicular manslaughter, criminally negligent homicide and operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated. His blood-alcohol level was .07, a source said. The cop, who was immediately suspended, was released on $20,000 bail.
Police said Arnao, assigned to Patrol Borough Bronx, was sworn in July 2010.
“He didn’t deserve this,” said the victim’s aunt, Karen Chisholm.
“He wanted to get a job and prosper.”
This is messed up on so many levels. A cop, more than anybody else, should know better than to drive under the influence. Now this young man’s life has been cut short at only 22!
Our thoughts and prayers go out to his family.