Sunday: Law-enforcement officers are in 7,400 crashes a year in Florida that kill 20 people, injure 2,400 and cause $25 million in property damage, on average. In one of every four, officers are at least partially to blame. Even so, they are seldom ticketed or charged under traffic laws.
Monday: Florida cops were involved in 102 fatal crashes killing 118 people during the past five years, including 32 crashes in which the officers were at least partly at fault. The crashes leave devastated families in their wake.
Tuesday: Florida law-enforcement agencies say accidents are an unfortunate risk for officers who drive millions of patrol miles each year. In Monroe County, the Sheriff's Office adopted aggressive policies to prevent crashes after five deputies were killed in crashes. Most agencies aren't keen to follow suit.Copyright © 2014, Los Angeles Times