Seattle police union rank-and-file leaders are under investigation after an officer was heard on his body camera footage laughing and joking about a woman fatally struck by a separate patrol cruiser earlier this year. The officer who was recorded has stated that he was mocking the callousness of those who would litigate “a tragedy.”
Officer Daniel Auderer, vice president of the Seattle Police Officers Guild, was responding to an officer-involved collision on January 23, where officer Kevin Dave struck and killed Jaahnavi Kandula while driving over 70mph in a 25mph speed zone to a report of an overdose.
Kandula was walking across the intersection, and the impact from the vehicle reportedly threw her over 100 feet. The 23-year-old woman from India died later that night at Harborview