Officer fined for traffic violation in fatal pedestrian collision
Fort Wayne Police Sgt. Joshua Hartup was fined $35.50 and ordered to pay an additional $139.50 in court fees and costs for the spring traffic crash that killed a pedestrian.
Henry Najdeski died on April 22 after being struck by an unmarked police pick-up truck three days earlier. Hartup turned left onto Main Street from South Calhoun while Nadjeski was crossing in the crosswalk.
Indiana does not have a negligent homicide law. Allen County Prosecutor Micheal McAlexander says the charge they were primarily looking at was reckless homicide.
Prosecutors ultimately charged Hartup with a Class A infraction.
He pleaded guilty to that charge of failure to yield to a pedestrian causing bodily injury or death on Wednesday and was ordered to pay fines and costs for a total of $179.