Jonathan Lopez found not guilty of manslaughter in death of off-duty NYPD Officer Kevin Jessup

Jonathan Lopez was found not guilty of manslaughter in the drag racing death of off-duty NYPD Officer Kevin Jessup.

Jonathan Lopez was found not guilty of manslaughter in the drag racing death of off-duty NYPD Officer Kevin Jessup. (11/15/13)

EAST MEADOW - The man charged in the racing death of an off-duty NYPD officer on Long Island has been found not guilty of manslaughter.

Jonathan Lopez was, however, convicted today on lesser charges.

Prosecutors say Lopez was racing with NYPD Officer Kevin Jessup on the Southern State Parkway back in 2011.

Lopez was allegedly driving 100 mph when he hit Jessup's car, making it go airborne. Jessup was thrown from the vehicle and killed.

Lopez was convicted of assault, reckless endangerment and reckless driving. He is due back in court in a few weeks for sentencing and could spend a year in prison.
 

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