ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — An Albuquerque police officer involved in a fatal crash last month reportedly has been disciplined in six driving-related incidents in nine years.
The Albuquerque Journal (http://bit.ly/2q7jIwo ) reports it obtained records on Officer Johnathan McDonnell, who was hired by the city’s police department in 2008.
Authorities say McDonnell’s police cruiser collided with a woman’s car on April 17, killing her 6-year-old son and critically injuring her 9-year-old daughter.
At the time of the crash, McDonnell was responding to a report of a machete-wielding teenager at a grocery store.
The Journal says the police department gave McDonnell letters of reprimand for car accidents in November 2009, October 2012 and August 2014.
He was disciplined with suspensions of between eight and 28 hours for crashes in June 2015, February 2016 and June 2016.
Information from: Albuquerque Journal, http://www.abqjournal.com