A former Missouri police officer has pleaded guilty to a lesser charge after she was arrested for allegedly fatally striking a 4-year-old girl with her police cruiser over two years ago.
Andria Heese, a former cop in the city of Columbia, was initially charged with involuntary manslaughter in the January 2019 death of Gabriella Curry at Battlefield High School.
Under a deal with prosecutors, Heese instead pleaded guilty to careless and imprudent driving.
Heese was trying to park on the sidewalk of the school to watch students board their buses when she struck the little girl, the Missouri State Highway Patrol has said.
The victim’s mother was one of the bus drivers.
According to court testimony, Curry’s family did not object to the plea deal.
Heese is scheduled to be sentenced on July 9.
Prosecutors have asked that the former officer gets no more than 180 days in jail and two years of probation, KRCG reported.
With Post wires