Prosecutor: Newark cop struck nurse on highway, took victim home before returning body to scene

Officials say neither the 25-year-old off-duty cop nor his passenger called 911
Louis Santiago
Louis Santiago Photo credit Essex County Prosecutor's Office

NEWARK, N.J. (WCBS 880) — A New Jersey police officer has been charged for allegedly hitting a person with his car and taking the victim before returning to the scene with the body.

The Essex County prosecutor announced Wednesday that Newark police officer Louis Santiago, 25, of Bloomfield, has been charged with reckless vehicular homicide, desecrating human remains, and other charges in connection to the Garden State Parkway incident.