Bartlett officer indicted on vehicular manslaughter charges

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) – A West Tennessee police officer is facing two charges of vehicular manslaughter stemming from a crash last year.

A statement from Shelby County prosecutor Amy P. Weirich says a grand jury handed down an indictment on Tuesday charging 33-year-old Lucas Hines, who is an officer for the City of Bartlett.

The crash killed 63-year-old Danny Floyd and 49-year-old Michelle Sloyan, both of Millington.

The prosecutor says Hines was traveling at a high rate of speed in pursuit of a reckless driver when the crash occurred last October.

A Tennessee Highway Patrol investigation found that Hines was in a marked patrol car, but did not have his emergency lights or siren activated and had been notified by a supervisor to disregard the pursuit.

It wasn’t immediately clear whether Hines had an attorney.