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Maili man sentenced in death of HPD officer

  • James Dorsey

A state judge sentenced a 22-year-old Maili man to one year in jail Wednesday morning for running over and killing a Honolulu police officer at a traffic stop near Ko Olina more than two years ago.

One year is the maximum jail term for third-degree negligent homicide.

A jury returned guilty verdicts against James Dorsey last October of misdemeanor negligent homicide for causing the Sept. 13, 2011 death officer Eric Fontes’s death and felony negligent injury for injuring officer Herman “Sam” Scanlan in the same incident.

Circuit Judge Glenn Kim threw out the negligent injury verdict because he said it conflicted with the negligent homicide verdict. 

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