Fate of Trooper still in the hands of jury trial
A short and sweet, for lack of better words, “career” for the Trooper accused of fleeing the scene of an appearant hit and run accident is off the force for good. Most likely under the recommendation of his attorney, Ronald Schur and the D.A’s Prosecution office. His career is over, for making a poor decision and leaving the scene of an accident.
No one will commment, nor is allowed to, for that matter on the fact that Beardsley resigned or was fired from the job he served for over 8 years. State Police Lt. Glenn Miner confirmed the news that Beardsley of Amsterdam, is no longer welcome at the office. Civil rights laws prevent any of the parties involved from speaking about employee personal matters. Because he is no longer a going concern with the force, the internal investigation as to if the Trooper violated regulations, policies, rules or procedures is null and void.
Beardsley no longer working could be the only justice the family will see. However, many feel it should be public knowledge as to why the Trooper no longer calls himself a State Policeman. Now everyone must wait until July28th when he is scheduled to return to court to face the jury in a felony fleeing the scene of a fatal accident trial. Should the case not manifest into an obvious accidental vehicular homicide trial, the family will see no answer to the question; Was he already dead in the road, or lying there drunk before being run over by the off duty Troopers truck?
Finch’s tissue and blood were found on the bumper of the truck, so we already know that he was struck by the vehicle. The Trooper passed a field Sobriety test two hours after the Sheriffs arrived at his home that morning. However, the answer as the why he left the scene and the body on the long dark stretch of highway will be the definitive question by the prosecution. I think the whole community empathizes with the situation now that all the facts are out. It wasnt like the Trooper was drunk and hit a pedestrian who was crossing the street. No, he was a guy coming from a friends house, was justifiably sober, and hit a drunk guy who was either laying the road already dead, or stumbling down a very dark stretch of highway at 2AM in the morning. Either way, it was just some very bad timing. I, however, do not think the Defenses argument that Finch was already dead when he was struck will hold water.
Imagine if this happened to you? Here you are, just trying to get home and you hit some random person. Now you are out of a posh 100K a year job and the whole town chastises you for making a poor decision. This leaves the fate of his reputation up to the public.