Officer involved in crash that killed Brusly teens, resigns

Addis Council Feb. 1, 2023

The council voted Wednesday night to accept the officer’s resignation, which comes one day short of the one-year anniversary of when he was hired at the Addis Police Dept.

The Addis town council voted to accept the resignation of the officer accused of negligent homicide in the crash that killed two Brusly High teens on New Year’s Eve.

Resigned Addis Officer David Cauthron

David Cauthron submitted his letter of resignation on Jan. 9 after he bonded out of jail, but Addis Police Chief Ricky Anderson said he doesn’t have the power to hire, fire or accept resignations on any officers. The council members have to do that.

Cauthron was placed on leave following the accident and his arrest.

Tyquel Zanders (Source: EBRSO)

The officer was speeding during a pursuit of Tyquel Zanders, who had allegedly broken into his parents’ home and stolen their car. Cauthron was on LA 1 when investigating officials say he failed to brake when passing through a red light and smashed into another vehicle, killing Caroline Gill and Maggie Dunn.

Dunn’s brother Liam, 20, was the backseat passenger in the vehicle that was hit and was recently released from the hospital.
Cauthron was arrested on Jan. 2 and charged with negligent homicide and bonded out on a $100.000 bond on Jan. 8.

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