Cop Speeds Through Red Light and Kills a Woman, Gets Only “72 Hour Suspension”


Michigan State Police has decided missing 72 hours of work is punishment enough for a state trooper who killed an innocent civilian, injured two others and left the department $ 7.7 million out of pocket.

How did it happen?

On July 3, 2014 State trooper Timothy Fagin was parked on the side of the road when he noticed that a driver was not wearing his seatbelt.

This is when the officer decided to chase the car; he was in such a hurry that he did not feel the need to keep his siren on throughout the pursuit.

The fleeing driver also ran a blinking red light and stop signs.

Officer Fagin’s first unsuspecting victim Jacqueline Nichols was on her way to a beauty salon for an appointment, when he crashed into her car -causing an accident which led to her death.

He also injured two other bystanders.

The car he was following fled away.

Apart from the casualties, Fagin was also in breach of the State Police’s chase guidelines.

The officer’s father was in the car with him at the time; according to the policy a ride-along is required to sign a liability waiver before the driver can start pursuing another vehicle.

No such document was signed by Fagin’s ride-along.

How did the authorities decide the sentence?

The State Police Troopers Association helped Fagin negotiate an appropriate deal with his employers.

At first, the department had suggested that the officer should be suspended for 30 days; the association negotiated it down to 20 days.

However, this is not all that the union bargained with the Michigan State police.

Arguably, Fagin managed to walk away with a fairly sweet deal.

He must immediately serve 10 days.

The officer has decided to complete these by missing six 12-hour shifts, which totals 72 hours.

This is the equivalent of nine eight-hour days. The outstanding one day will be deducted from his pay check.

This leaves the second half of the sentence; if he can stay out of trouble and no new accusations of misbehavior are leveled at him until April 27, 2017, the remaining period will be written off.

However, if this is not the case Fagin shall have to serve 10 more days.

The association has also prepared for the eventuality that these allegations can be false.

If this is found to be the case Fagin would be compensated for any losses sustained in this period.

In addition to this, Fagin will be transferred to another location – nonetheless he can return after April 27, 2017.

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  • LawrenceNeal

    The Serpent’s Assholes give each other special treatment. How is this NOT vehicular homicide? Kills someone, not fired, not charged.

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      • LawrenceNeal

        So many spammers, so much hot air.

    • dxsmopuim

      7.7 MILLION dollar settlement, prosecution costs for the perp regarding the HEINEOUS (yet victimless) crime of making the PERSONAL DECISION to not wear a seatbelt. How many lives DESTROYED ? All for the $25.00 his pimp daddy ordered him to collect by being a worthless WHORE. America’s “justice system”. Fuck yeah !

      • LawrenceNeal

        I’m with you, I have very little good to say about the SA and their extortion system.

  • Mike

    The taxpayers get screwed again, for police incompetence. I say fry this fucker!!!!

  • Dmhalix,4643,7-123-1589_63868_63877-294156–,00.html Think maybe this piece of shit needs to know what the public think about murdering cops who get off with a slap on the wrist

  • Dmhalix

    Oh ya there charging the driver of the vehicle who had no seat belt on and tried to evade the cop, cause it is his fault the retarded trooper decided to blow a fucking blinking red light and stop sign …………..what a farce

  • Never was a dumbmocracy

    Toilet monkeys which are the same as white pig pederast child raping police njgger babies who are brain washed and don’t know any better should kneel before me or suffer the same fate as the fire, the meat hooks and white geno.

    • Tom Lowe

      Did you miss your shrink appointment this week,