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Video: Fired Tenn. Trooper Files Second Appeal To Get Job Back

February 21, 2012  | 

VIDEO: Tenn. Trooper Ignored Crash

The Tennessee trooper who drove past a fiery wreck at the end of a pursuit has filed a second appeal to get his job back after internal investigators determined he deliberately avoided the wreck, reports the Knoxville News Sentinel.

Charles Van Morgan was fired from the Tennessee Highway Patrol earlier this month and also faces a $10 million wrongful-death lawsuit filed in federal court by the parents of the victim. His last day of work was Monday.

On Saturday, Knox County prosecutors announced they were forced to dismiss all cases handled by Van Morgan. The cases were against 95 people for crimes ranging from felonies to misdemeanors, reporte the News Sentinel.

On Nov. 26, Van Morgan was pursuing 20-year-old Gordon Kyle Anito, who lost control of his vehicle and struck a tree. As the vehicle began to catch fire, investigators say Van Morgan slowed to 20 mph but continued driving past the wreck.

Tags: Tennessee Highway Patrol, Officer Misconduct, Vehicle Pursuits


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Ernie @ 2/22/2012 7:00 AM

If this guy gets his job back, it would be so wrong and a disgrace to law enforcement as a whole. I would be embarrassed to be a Tennessee StateTrooper working within the ranks with this type of person. He is a disgrace.

Peter J. Santos @ 10/17/2014 8:11 PM

Is this the same State trooper " Charles Morgan" badge 961 that tortured me for hours after I got in a car crash took my and all that was in it ? Put me in the hospital for over 2 1/2 years and got away with it ?????? And it was covered up by Colonel Mark McDonough and Sargent Cody ? Let me know . he must be stopped. dc3271@gmail.com

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