CINCINNATI – A man has been charged in the death of a longtime Ohio police officer who was escorting a funeral procession in Cincinnati when a car collided with his motorcycle.
Hamilton County court records show 31-year-old Anton Palmer was arrested on charges of vehicular homicide and vehicular manslaughter in George Brooks' death in March. Court records don't list an attorney for Palmer, who was in jail Friday.
Authorities say the 63-year-old Brooks died from his injuries a day after the March 28 crash.
Court records allege Palmer broke into the funeral procession after failing to yield at an intersection and was struck by Brooks' motorcycle.
Brooks retired in 2005 from the Forest Park Police Department in suburban Cincinnati after 25 years.