Statement regarding judge’s Directed Verdict in the trial of former Houston Police Officer charged with Negligent Homicide:

“The police officer was driving 90 mph in a 35 mph zone at the time, and did not have his emergency lights or siren on, so we felt this was an important case to present to jurors,” said Dane Schiller, spokesman for the Harris County District Attorney’s Office. “We respect the judge’s decision. Our hearts go out to the family of Walter Cooper.”