Links for Nov. 1 Times: Right by Miles
In a previous St. Petersburg Times story, Right by Miles, we told readers about the accident involving a Polk County sheriff's deputy in which the Polk Sheriff's Office concluded that the deputy played no role.
The story suggested he might well have actually caused the accident. At the time, we knew about photos of the accident that supposedly showed it was hit and knocked off the road. We obtained those photos, showed them to indepedent forensic accident investigators, who tell us that the pictures are a slam dunk: the car was hit. It did not run off the road by itself, as the Polk Sheriff's Office has always maintained, rather, it's deputy hit it.