Off-duty Chicago officer charged in fatal weekend crash
CHICAGO (AP) — A 24-year-old Chicago police officer has been charged with reckless homicide and other crimes after a fatal crash while he was off duty.
Investigators say Terrance Finley crashed his car into a restaurant early Sunday, killing a 35-year-old woman and injuring another inside Tony’s Philly Steak on Chicago’s South Side. Owner Tawfik Damra says the scene “looked like an earthquake.”
Police say Finley’s blood-alcohol level was over the legal limit. He’s due in court Tuesday. It wasn’t immediately known if he has a lawyer who could respond to the allegations.
The owner says many more customers had left the restaurant just two minutes before the crash.
Chicago Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson says Finley will be treated “just like anybody else” who’s accused of a crime.