CBS News) A top official of the Florida Highway Patrol is out of a job, and other members may be in trouble. It all stems from a deadly accident caused by a trooper last year.
But, as reported on “CBS This Morning,” it’s why critics say the crash is part of a larger problem among officers.
One year ago this month, Detrick McClellan, a Florida highway trooper, answered a call about rocks being thrown from an overpass.
McClellan — driving more than 100 miles an hour with his emergency lights off — rounded a curve and slammed into 51-year-old Michelle Campbell’s car. The crash killed Campbell and badly hurt her niece and granddaughter.
McClellan was fired and given three traffic tickets.
Nine months later, a video shows McClellan in court. Seven other troopers were also there and seen laughing and joking before the judge.