In recording, a Seattle police officer joked after girl’s loss of life. He says remarks had been misunderstood

SEATTLE (AP) — A metropolis watchdog company is investigating after a body-worn digital camera captured one Seattle Police Division union chief joking with one other following the loss of life of a girl who was struck and killed by a police cruiser as she was crossing a road.

Daniel Auderer, who’s the vice chairman of the Seattle Police Officers Guild, responded to the Jan. 23 crash scene the place one other officer, Kevin Dave, struck and killed Jaahnavi Kandula, 23, in a crosswalk. Dave was driving 74 mph (119 kmh) on the way in which to an overdose name, and Auderer, a drug recognition professional, was assigned to judge whether or not Dave was impaired, The Seattle Instances reported.

Afterward, Auderer left his body-worn digital camera on as he referred to as guild President Mike Solan to report what occurred. In a recording launched by the police division Monday, Auderer laughs and means that Kandula’s life had “restricted worth” and town ought to “simply write a test.”