An on-duty San Joaquin Count deputy crashed his patrol car into another car on I-5, tragically killing an infant on December 14, 2019, at 10:30 pm. The child’s mother, Kalesha Johnson, was hospitalized in critical condition. At this point, we do not know why this deputy rear-ended another car. Was he on the phone? Was he texting? Whatever the reason was, he needs to be held accountable, just like anyone else who has killed someone in a car collision.
In our long career of cases against law enforcement when they act unreasonably or violate the law, we have seen many tragic deaths. Reforms need to be made. The loss of a one-year-old Kevin Hart, here, is unthinkable. This situation needs to be fully investigated. No one is above the law.