Court tosses ex-cop's manslaughter charge
The officer did not act recklessly, says panel
By Dareh Gregorian
BRONX, N.Y. — The manslaughter conviction of a former cop in the shooting of an unarmed drunken driver in The Bronx was thrown out by an appeals court yesterday, and now he wants his job back.
A judge had found Rafael Lora guilty of second-degree manslaughter in the death of Fermin Arzu on the night of May 17, 2007, ruling that the off-duty cop "had acted with a reckless mental state."
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