Off-duty Jersey City police officer to stand trial for alleged vehicular death of pedestrian
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JERSEY CITY – An off-duty Jersey City police officer who allegedly struck and killed a pedestrian crossing the street in April will head to trial on charges of death by auto, aggravated manslaughter, and leaving the scene of a fatal automobile accident, according to NJ.com.

Officer Michael Spolizino will stand trial for allegedly hitting Stephen Clifford on the night of April 19 as Clifford was crossing Kennedy Boulevard near Fairmount Avenue.

At the time of the accident, which took place at around 10 p.m., Spolizino said he did not see Clifford. It is unclear whether Clifford was crossing at the intersection, or walking between cars near the intersection when he was hit.

That night, an on-duty cop issued Spolizino a ticket for speeding in connection with the accident.

Spolizino was off-duty at the time of the accident and has been placed on desk duty since the incident.
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