NEW BRUNSWICK - (AP) - A New Jersey police officer has been sentenced to three years in prison for taking a joyride in a sports car then crashing into a pole and killing a fellow officer.
Keith Buckley of the North Brunswick Police Department was sentenced Thursday in state Superior Court in New Brunswick.
Fellow officer Christopher Zerby was killed in the 2008 crash. Zerby's family, including his 88 year-old mother and his widow, with whom he had two sons, spoke at the sentencing.
Buckley pleaded guilty last year to official misconduct.
As part of the deal, he must resign from the police force, give up his right to hold a public job and may give up his police pension, according to The Star-Ledger of Newark.
He has been suspended without pay since 2008.