North Carolina Man Dies After Stealing Plane From Flight School and Crashing Near Texas-Oklahoma Border

A student pilot, identified as Logan Timothy James, 23, from North Carolina, tragically lost his life after he allegedly stole a plane from the ATP Flight School at Addison Airport, reports People. 

A student pilot, identified as Logan Timothy James, 23, from North Carolina, tragically lost his life after he allegedly stole a plane from the ATP Flight School at Addison Airport, reports People.  The single-engine Cessna 172 crashed into a field near the Fannin and Lamar county lines around 8:15 p.m. According to an air traffic control recording obtained by PEOPLE, James turned off the plane’s communication systems after saying he was traveling to East Texas.  “I’m not going to listen to y’alls instructions,” he said at one point. Tragically, Allen lost his life in the crash. Reports from KDFW and KXAS-TV state that Allen was the only occupant inside the plane during the accident. The circumstances surrounding the crash and James’ intentions for taking the plane remain uncertain. ATP Flight School told KTVT,  the man killed in the crash was a “private pilot ATP certified student.” An investigation into the crash is ongoing, per the reports.  #Clique, what are your thoughts?

Indiana Police Officer Slapped With $35 Fine After Fatally Striking Pedestrian In Fifth On-Duty Collision, Victims Family Outraged

An Indiana police officer has received a $35 ticket after his police car struck and killed a local attorney, according to Insider. Fort Wayne Police Sergeant Joshua Hartup collided with Henry Najdeski at the intersection of Calhoun Street and Main Street on April 19, resulting in Najdeski’s passing three days later.  This incident marks the fifth on-duty crash in Hartup’s career. The Journal Gazette reported that Hannah Reid, Najdeski’s niece, expressed her dissatisfaction in a TikTok video, stating that she has paid higher fines for parking violations in the area compared to the penalty imposed on Hartup for her uncle’s tragic death. “This man didn’t even lose his license,” Reid says in the video. “He gets to just go back out into the world and do this to some other family. He hasn’t even apologized… How does my family seek justice from this?” Reid added. “How does anything get better? This system is so fucking broken, and I’m tired of it.” On August 8, Allen County Prosecutor Mike McAlexander announced that no criminal liability was found on Hartup’s part in relation to Najdseki’s death. Toxicology reports showed no drugs in Hartup’s system, and security footage confirmed he was not speeding when the accident occurred. Criminal charges were not pursued due to Indiana’s lack of a negligent homicide law. Instead, a civil infraction was filed against Hartup for failure to yield to a pedestrian. The vehicle Hartup was driving had no police equipment or in-car camera at the time of the incident, as reported by the Journal Gazette. It is unclear if Hartup has faced any disciplinary action for the crash. Insider contacted the Fort Wayne Police Department for comment, but no response has been received. #Clique, what are your thoughts?

Sergeant Suspended Without Pay After Fatally Tossing Cooler at Motorcyclist In NYC

A tragic incident occurred in the University Heights area of the Bronx when a motorcyclist, involved in a drug bust, crashed and lost his life, ABC News reported. The New York City Police Department (NYPD) reported that the fatal outcome resulted from Sergeant Erik Duran throwing a plastic cooler at the fleeing suspect in an attempt to stop him. As a result, Duran has been suspended without pay while an investigation takes place. Surveillance footage, examined by the Associated Press, shows the motorcyclist, Eric Duprey, riding on a sidewalk towards a group of individuals. Just before the crash, one person, now reportedly known to be Sergeant Duran, picks up a red cooler and hurls it at the motorcyclist from close range. The impact causes the rider to lose control, leading to a collision with a tree and a metal barricade. The New York State Attorney General Letitia James’ office, responsible for investigating police-involved deaths, is conducting an inquiry with the full cooperation of the NYPD. “The NYPD is committed to ensuring that there will be a full, thorough, and transparent investigation of this incident to determine the facts and to take the appropriate steps forward,” the department said in a statement. According to a preliminary report, Duprey lost control and struck a parked vehicle after being hit by Duran’s thrown cooler. The incident was first reported by The Daily News. The 30-year-old man was attempting to evade undercover narcotics officers during a “buy-and-bust” operation, a common police tactic. Duran, who joined the NYPD in 2010 and has received numerous commendations, has previous disciplinary issues, including a substantiated abuse of authority complaint from last year. #Clique, what are your thoughts?