A Louisiana police officer was charged over the weekend after two female teenagers were killed during a police chase.
Officer David Cauthron of the Addis Police Department was chasing a suspect named Tyquel Zanders, who was allegedly involved in a home invasion and car theft.
According to arrest documents, the officer chased Zanders through Baton Rouge. During the pursuit, Zanders reportedly reached speeds of over 110 mph.
Caroline Gill, 15, and Maggie Dunn, 17, were killed when the car crashed. The other passenger in the car was also injured.
The District Attorney of Louisiana said that his office is investigating the actions of Officer David Cauthron.
The officer was arrested at around 9:30 a.m. and was later released on a $10,000 bond. He is charged with two counts of negligent manslaughter and one count of negligence.
According to the report, Zanders was apprehended after his car broke down. He is also facing various charges, such as home invasion and auto theft.
According to the DA, the officer is facing multiple charges, and he is facing over a hundred years in prison if he is convicted. Clayton stated that his office will fully prosecute the case.
The Addis Police Department placed Officer David Cauthron on administrative leave. A grand jury is also expected to convene in January.
In an interview, the officer said that he was disgusted by the incident and called it "despicable." He also stated that those responsible for the incident would be held accountable.
The preceding is a summary of an article that originally appeared on Washington Examiner.