Former CMPD Officer Charged with Manslaughter and Misdemeanor Death by Vehicle

Jurors have convicted a Charlotte-Mecklenburg police officer who hit and killed a college student in his patrol car. In July 2017, Phillip Barker was speeding while on his way to a call when he hit and killed James Short on Morehead Street near Uptown, according to police. Investigators said Short, 28, was drunk at the time but was walking in a crosswalk. Barker was charged with involuntary manslaughter and misdemeanor death  by vehicle.

Author: Mike Jackson