Former cop indicted for crash that killed cyclist | Hawaii Tribune-Herald

A former police officer who allegedly struck and killed a bicyclist in what the Hawaii Fire Department called a hit-and-run collision last year in South Kohala has been indicted by a Kona grand jury.

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Accessed on 14 October 2016, 15:00 hrs, UTC.

Reporter:  John Burnett.

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A Kona grand jury has indicted former Hawaii police officer Joey Buddemeyer with “first-degree negligent homicide, tampering with physical evidence and making a false report to law enforcement authorities.”

According to a follow up investigation, Buddemeyer was on duty and driving east on Waikoloa Road on 01 March 2015 when his vehicle hit and killed 63-year-old Jeffrey C. Surnow.

Buddemeyer was arrested the same day on suspicion of negligent homicide and released from custody pending further investigation.

According to reporter John Burnett, Buddemeyer “was terminated from the department for removing physical evidence from a crime scene and providing false information after being involved in a traffic collision.”

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