Todd Leopold acts as the driver who killed Anthony Williams

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A senior Pleser County official acted as the driver involved in the crash that killed a basketball player at Inderkum High School in March. The Rassir District Attorney’s Office is currently investigating. Placer County Executive Officer Todd Leopold said Friday that he “was the driver of a car involved in the crash that killed Anthony Williams on March 19, 2022.” the driver is not guilty and there will be no criminal case against the driver. Police have not identified the driver who beat Williams, despite calls from community members, including a group of activists working with the teen’s family. The crash happened on March 19 on Lontry Boulevard and Adams Drive. The only school district, Natomas, identified Williams as a student and basketball player at the school. Police said Williams was walking down the road when he was beaten and killed that night. | BOTTOM VIDEO Inderkum High School student, basketball player Anthony Williams killed in Rocklin crash “My words and emotions cannot properly express my deep grief and sorrow. who suffered from this tragic event, ”Leopold said in a release. Rocklin Police said Thursday it would not release a police report of the investigation to the public, citing California’s car accident law. It states that the full investigation will be transferred “to any person who may have a legitimate interest in it, including, but not limited to, the driver or drivers, their guardian or guardian, the parents of the minor driver, the driver’s authorized representative or any named person affected. as a result of an accident, the owners of vehicles or property damaged in the process, persons who may be subject to civil liability, including liability for breach of warranty as a result of the accident, and any lawyer who claims under penalty of perjury that he or she represents any of the above individuals. ”A leadership group that worked with Williams’ family accused police of opacity during the investigation and asked why Leopold was not identified. Leopold explained in his statement why he did not initially speak or respond to media inquiries about the incident. “It is perceived in any way as an attempt to influence the outcome of the Rocklin Police Department investigation,” he said. “I always balance my respect for the investigative process and also provide transparency for you, our esteemed staff, and for our esteemed public.” independent review of the fatal accident. The MP said that the results of their investigation will be published upon completion. “As in any case, we must balance the right to privacy of those involved with the interests of society,” the DA said in a release. “… We understand and appreciate the public’s interest in this incident and will work diligently to make our findings available in a timely manner.” Police at the time of the crash said Leopold was cooperating with the investigation. Williams was a senior at Inderkum and is remembered as a great athlete. “He was 6 feet 8, athletic, he could run, he could shoot, he could handle the ball,” said Nick French, Whitney High School’s athletics director and head coach for boys’ university basketball. “As a basketball player, the sky was the limit. for him – so much potential. “| MORE | Coaches, teachers remember the high school basketball player who died in an accident in Rocklin.

A senior Pleser County official acted as the driver involved in the crash that killed a basketball player at Inderkum High School in March. The Rassir District Attorney’s Office is currently investigating.

On Friday, Placer County Executive Officer Todd Leopold said he was “the driver of the car involved in the crash that killed Anthony Williams on March 19, 2022.”

The announcement came after the Rocklin Police Department said the driver was not guilty and there would be no criminal case against the driver. Police have not identified the driver who beat Williams, despite calls from community members, including a group of activists working with the teen’s family.

The The accident happened on March 19 on Lontry Boulevard and Adams Drive. The only school district, Natomas, identified Williams as a student and basketball player at the school. Police said Williams was walking down the road when he was beaten and killed that night.

| BOTTOM VIDEO Inderk Williams High School student, basketball player Anthony Williams, killed in Rocklin crash

“My words and emotions cannot adequately express my deep grief and sorrow. I suffer from the loss of this young man and express my sincere condolences to the family, friends of Mr. Williams and all those affected by this tragic accident, “Leopold said in a release.

Rocklin Police said Thursday it would not release a police report of the investigation to the public, citing California’s car accident law. It states that the full investigation will be transferred “to any person who may have a legitimate interest in it, including, but not limited to, the driver or drivers, their guardian or guardian, the parents of the minor driver, the driver’s authorized representative or any named person affected. as a result of an accident, owners of vehicles or property damaged in the process, persons who may be subject to civil liability, including liability for breach of warranty as a result of the accident, and any lawyer who claims under penalty of perjury that he or she represents any of of the above persons. “

A team of lawyers working with Williams’ family accused police of opacity during the investigation and asked why Leopold was not identified.

In his statement, Leopold explained why he did not initially speak and did not respond to media inquiries about the incident.

“Unfortunately, I could not comment on the progress of the investigation and, of course, did not want to be perceived in any way as an attempt to influence the results of the investigation by the Rocklin Police Department,” he said. “I always respect my respect for the investigative process and also ensure transparency for you, our esteemed staff, and for our esteemed community.”

But after Leopold released his statement Friday, the Pleser County Attorney’s Office said it would conduct an independent investigation into the deadly crash. The MP said that the results of their investigation will be published upon completion.

“As in any case, we must balance the right to privacy of those involved with the interests of society,” the DA said in a release. “… We understand and appreciate the public’s interest in this incident and will work diligently to make our findings available in a timely manner.”

Police at the time of the crash said Leopold was cooperating with the investigation.

Williams was a senior at Inderkum and is remembered as a great athlete.

“He was 6 feet 8 feet tall, athletic, he could run, he could shoot, he could handle the ball,” said Nick French, Whitney High School’s athletics director and head coach for boys’ university basketball. “As a basketball player, the sky was for him the limit is so much potential. “

| MORE | Coaches, teachers remember a high school basketball player who died in an accident in Rocklin

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