Johnson Co. attorney defends lack of charges in hit-and-run


IOWA CITY, Iowa - The Johnson County Attorney's office is standing behind its decision to not charge an Iowa City School District driver after the vehicle he was driving hit a 12-year-old boy.

(Screen shot of video recorded on-board vehicle involved in crash. Courtesy Iowa City Community School District)

Iowa City Police Chief Jody Matherly tells KCRG-TV the area where the crash happened was not a place where it is easy to pull over.

Johnson County Attorney Janet Lyness says their decision was based off what could be seen in a video recorded on board the vehicle involved in the crash.

Turner has been demoted by Iowa City Schools since the incident.

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