The family of a woman who was struck and killed by a Nassau County Police Officer last year is planning to sue the officer and the county, according to a report by News 12.
According to police, the Seventh Precinct officer was traveling eastbound on Merrick Road in his patrol car when he struck Sherry Lang, 63, at the intersection of Farmers Avenue.
Lang, who worked as a clerk typist at Shore Road School, was transported to a nearby hospital where she was pronounced dead.
In January, CBS 2 reported that an investigation showed that the police car, driven by Officer Ernie Thompson, was going almost 54 mph at the time of impact and had been traveling 60 mph just 20 seconds before Lang was struck on a rainy night with poor visibility. The investigation also found that the officer was not on an emergency run and was not using his lights or sirens.
According to News 12, the Lang family said that the police department found wrongdoing, but won't tell them how and if the officer will be disciplined.
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