Cop runs over man, puts corpse in his car & goes home

No one knows why Damian Dymka was walking along the Garden State Parkway (a major highway that runs the length of New Jersey) that early morning around 3am, but in his brown fur Halloween costume, the off-duty Newark police officer who struck him thought he had hit an animal.

Louis Santiago, who had joined the force in 2019, had worked the day shift that Halloween in 2021. Afterward, he drove to a bar in his hometown of Bloomfield to watch the Dallas Cowboys game. He only had a few drinks; he was not impaired, his attorney said. Louis…



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