Local Cop Accused In Hit And Run Back Out On The Street


The man accused of running down a Syracuse teenager and leaving him unconscious on the city of the road, is back out on the street again. 36 year old Pete Rauch has pleaded not guilty to leaving the scene of a serious crash and has posted ten thousand dollars bail an is on the loose again.

Rauch was an investigator for the District Attorney's office when cops say he ran down 17 year old Seth Collier yesterday morning on North Salina Street and fled the scene. Collier is now in critical condition and his family says he's not expected to survive his injuries. A Judge suspended his drivers license and he's been ordered to surrender his passport.

 He's been fired from his job with the DA's office and he's been suspended from his job as a part-time Liverpool police officer.There's been another new development in the case this afternoon. it's been learned that an off duty firefighter with the Syracuse Fire Department witnessed the hit and run and did not stop to offer any assistance to the victim.  Now city hall has announced that firefighter Edward Ackerman has been suspended from his job without pay pending the investigation into the hit and run.


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