Sunday, October 22, 2006

Officer struck by federal judge dies -

Officer struck by federal judge dies -

Walker, a 1962 Yale graduate, was appointed to the federal bench by President Reagan in 1985. He was appointed to the 2nd Circuit in 1989 by his cousin, former President George H.W. Bush.

No charges have been filed.

New Haven police chief Francisco Ortiz said a long investigation will be required to determine what happened, but police did not feel it was necessary to test Walker for drugs or alcohol. Walker stopped his vehicle immediately after the accident, Ortiz said.

Walker, 65, voluntarily stepped down as chief judge Oct. 1 and took the status of senior judge, said spokeswoman Karen Milton, circuit executive for the appeals court.

Think about this for a moment. Appointed by Reagan, promoted by Bush, happens to be a cousin. He's probably an ok, standup guy. But still.... Its your cousin. There had to be something going on here.

Head scratcher, chin stroker issue.

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