FDNY EMT Arrested: Why was FDNY EMT Arrested? Charges Explained: Road accidents are constantly taking the life of people and many are getting badly injured. As per the police report, a veteran FDNY EMT was charged with man slaughtering on Tuesday (22nd February 2022) after being captured for an off-duty lethal hit-and-run crash that assassinated a cherished Brooklyn teacher 9 months back. Tariq Witherspoon, who was driving a car-Rolls-Royce, is blamed for mowing down a teacher named Matthew Jensen (58-years-old) as he crossed Bayard St. near McGuinness Blvd in Greenpoint briefly after midnight on the 18th of May 2021. Follow More Update On GetIndiaNews.com
FDNY EMT Arrested
The 30-years-old Witherspoon surrendered at 08:45 AM at the 94th Precinct stationhouse and was charged with criminally negligent man slaughtering, leaving the accident scene, and reckless endangerment. Not only this he was also hit with a speed violation as stated by police. Eric Gonzalez, the Attorney of Brooklyn District stated that “Matthew Jensen was a cherished teacher at PS 110 who is extremely missed by his pupils, friends, co-workers, and family.
“We will now look to bring this defendant to justice for his claimed actions, which left a community heartbroken.” Witherspoon worked with the FDNY for more than 10 years. A spokesperson of FDNY stated in a released statement that “Tariq Witherspoon worked in Brooklyn as an FDNY EMT for 11 years and will be suspended sans pay.”
Why was FDNY EMT Arrested?
Witherspoon was indicted in Brooklyn Supreme Court, where he was ordered held on $75,000 bail or $15,000 cash bond. His next court date is the 27th of April. As per police, Jensen was crossing against traffic and Witherspoon had the green light but did not stay at the accident scene and sped off into the night. The medical officer rushed Jensen to Woodhull Medical Center, but he could not able to save him.
A law enforcement source stated that the motorist was driving carelessly. The source stated that “The speed limit was 25 and Witherspoon was driving in excess of 50. He was changing lanes sans signaling when he struck the sufferer. It was a 2010 Black Rolls Royce Ghost that he take from someone. He did not slow down or stop after smashing the teacher.”
Jensen who was the teacher at Public School 110 in Greenpoint, was remembered as a top-notch instructor who was not afraid to share his opinions with his pupils. Paul Jensen, the brother of Jensen said “He was a really important part of their life. He was not just in front of them as an educator. He did a lot of things with those pupils. He loved it and the pupils loved him.”