A judge handed down a ruling today in the trial of a former police officer facing charges of manslaughter in connection with the death of his 5-year-old son. John Thompson, 39, was found not guilty on charges of involuntary manslaughter, child endangerment and reckless endangerment.
A judge will rule on Wednesday whether a veteran police officer should be held responsible for the death of his 5-year-old son.
Prosecutors said a police officer should have known better than to leave a loaded gun where a child could reach it. Now, the man is on trial for manslaughter in the death of his 5-year-old son.
He was a beautiful boy with a beautiful smile. Gavin Thompson called himself a little police officer. He had a badge just like daddy’s pinned to his clothing in his casket.