Board of Public Safety votes to fire South Bend officer involved in deadly crash

SOUTH BEND, Ind. – The South Bend Board of Public Safety has voted to fire a police officer involved in a crash that killed a young mother.

Board members voted unanimously to fire Officer Justin Gorny’s at the board’s monthly meeting Wednesday morning.

In July, Gorny hit and killed 22-year-old Erica Flores when he was responding to a reckless driver call.

A grand jury cleared Gorny of any criminal charges, but in September, South Bend Police Chief Scott Ruszkowski submitted a letter that recommended Gorny’s firing.

The decision was based off of testimony from a two-day disciplinary hearing that happened last week.  

ABC57 reached out to the Flores' family attorney and Gorny's attorney. Both declined to comment ahead of the meeting. 

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