Officer’s driving history included previous crashes
Officer Johnathan McDonnell, left, was disciplined five times for preventable crashes and once for an unauthorized pursuit before he crashed into a woman’s car — killing her 6-year-old son and critically injuring her 9-year-old daughter — while responding to call on April 17.
Joel Anthony, 6, with his sister Ariana, 9. Both children were critically injured in a crash with a police officer on April 17. Joel later died. (Courtesy of Leah Nielsen)
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The Albuquerque Police Department officer whose cruiser collided with a woman’s car last month, killing her 6-year-old son and critically injuring her 9-year-old daughter, has been disciplined in at least six driving-related incidents during his nine years on the force, according to records obtained by the Journal.
They include what appear to be five preventable crashes and one unauthorized pursuit, which occurred less than a year ago.