Thursday, May 7, 2009

No Charges Filed

Somehow I'm not surprised.
Harvey Bryant is a politician.
There are far more drivers than cyclists in Virginia Beach.
He knows better than to infuriate the voters who gave him his job .

Even though Harvey Bryant leads a team of "94 dedicated men and women who help prepare and prosecute approximately 16,000 cases per year," he can't find sufficient evidence “that would substantiate a criminal prosecution.” Apparently there are SIXTEEN THOUSAND crimes more important than the a citizen being killed on the roads of Virginia Beach.

I'm not asking for a charge of Second Degree Murder, or even Vehicular Manslaughter. I'd settle for Reckless Endangerment. So there isn't enough evidence for a felony? Well, Dan Hersh is dead, and I'd think that would be enough evidence for a misdemeanor.

If Dan's killer claims she didn't see him, then maybe she should take the driver's license exam again. After a 12 month wait.


mark said...

Any chance there's a civil suit in the works? I really hope this isn't the last we hear of this.

Unknown said...

I don't know of any civil suit, yet. Not being an attorney, I don't know if it could only be filed by his family, or if it could be filed by other interested parties, e.g. the cycling community.

mark a.k.a. dokein said...

I'm no lawyer either, but I expect it would have to be the family. But if OJ's trial is any gauge, there is a somewhat lower burden of proof in the civil courts.