Black Students, Driving Drunk, DUI Manslaughter, Featured, Jahiem Robertson, John Camfield, News, Police officer, Vehicular Homicide -

Ex-police officer hit with 35 years after crashing into 5 kids, killing 1

Black Students, Driving Drunk, DUI Manslaughter, Featured, Jahiem Robertson, John Camfield, News, Police officer, Vehicular Homicide -

Ex-police officer hit with 35 years after crashing into 5 kids, killing 1

This past Thursday, an ex-Florida law enforcement officer was sentenced to 35 years in prison for an “alcohol-fueled crash that killed a 13-year-old boy and injured four others,” reports the Atlanta Black Star.

Last year, John Camfield, 50, plowed into five students at a bus stop, killing Jahiem Robertson, who was a student at Dundee Ridge Middle Academy. Robertson was walking from school, according to the Atlanta Black Star’s report.

Fleeing the scene, Camfield’s blood alcohol level was almost twice the legal limit, authorities said. His driver’s license was also permanently revoked.

READ MORE: New report reveals that Blacks are 85% more likely to be pulled over in Missouri

Back in February, the former police officer who also served in Mississippi “entered an ‘no contest’ plea to DUI manslaughter and vehicular homicide,” as reported by WFTS Tampa Bay, a local station.

During his sentencing, Camfield refused to take responsibility for the fatal crash, instead placing the blame on a medical condition:

“I had no way of controlling the events that occurred on April 27,” Camfield told the judge, adding that he had “no recollection of the accident at all.”

Jaheim’s mother, Robin Robertsonexpressed a “sense of relief” with Camfield’s 35-year sentence, but said it still doesn’t bring her son back.

“You left my son like an animal on the side of the road he was in his school clothes and didn’t even come home for dinner that night,” Robertson said at the hearing. “Like I always waited for him and waited for him and he never came home.”

READ MORE: Loudmouth LaVar Ball doesn’t support NFL players taking a knee 

Following Camfield’s sentencing, Jaheim’s father Allan Robertson, told Spectrum News 9: “…I think I would have felt better about him had he said, ‘Look I drank, this happened, I’m sorry.’ Hold himself accountable. He didn’t do that.”

He added, “I’m glad the judge saw it for what it was and he dished out the sentence that he truly deserved.”

The post Ex-police officer hit with 35 years after crashing into 5 kids, killing 1 appeared first on theGrio.


Leave a comment

Related Posts

Black Hair Matters: The Affirmative Power of Politicians Like Ayanna Pressley and Stacey Abrams
When Ayanna Pressley got her Senegalese twists done for the first time about three years ago, it was a moment of affi...
Read More
Freshen Up Your Board Game Collection With This One-Day Amazon Sale
It’s not quite as jam-packed as Amazon’s Black Friday board game sale, but their 12 Days of Deals strategy game sale ...
Read More
It’s an Air Force Reserve Celebration Bowl rematch: Alcorn State vs. N.C. A&T Braves win SWAC title and and now bring their high-powered offense to bowl game
Well, it’s all set. The matchup for the Dec. 15 Air Force Reserve Celebration Bowl in Atlanta is actually a rematch: ...
Read More
HBO’s ‘Say Her Name’ has few answers about what happened to Sandra Bland But new documentary gives her a voice, even in death
The mother of Sandra Bland, the Illinois woman who committed suicide in a Texas jail after being hauled there for bac...
Read More

Tags