Man Acquitted in Crash That Killed Police Officer Wins $1 Million

A Philadelphia man acquitted in a crash that killed an off-duty city police officer has been awarded $1 million after a jury found he was wrongly arrested.

Former bank teller Kareem Alleyne was cleared of vehicular homicide and manslaughter after a 2012 vehicle-bike crash outside the home of a woman linked to both men.

Alleyne's girlfriend had six children by 35-year-old Officer Marc Brady. Internal police files aired in court include complaints that Brady had been stalking him.

The lawsuit filed by the 38-year-old Alleyne accused three homicide detectives of malicious prosecution.

The Philadelphia Inquirer reports that one defendant testified that he opposed the charges and considered Brady "a ticking time bomb."

The damages include economic losses, mental anguish and harm to Alleyne's reputation.

The defendant officers declined comment Wednesday.

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