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Puerto Rico policeman charged in death of driver

September 23, 2014

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Authorities in Puerto Rico have charged a police officer with negligent homicide following the death of a motorcycle driver.

Justice department officials on Tuesday accused Alex Morales Cintron of causing the death of Victor Cintron Vasco when he attempted to stop him in May in the central town of Comerio.

Officials said Morales used his arm to block Cintron, causing him to lose control of his motorcycle and crash.

Morales posted a $5,000 bond and is scheduled to appear in court Oct. 9. It was not immediately clear if he had an attorney.

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