Former Big Island officer indicted for negligent homicide

Former police officer indicted in fatal Waikoloa collision with bicyclist

BIG ISLAND (HawaiiNewsNow) - Former Hawaii County police officer, Jody Buddemeyer has been indicted for first degree negligent homicide.

Buddemeyer is accused of hitting a bicyclist on Waikoloa Road in South Kohala while driving a police car back in March 2015.

The cyclist, 63-year-old Jeffrey Surnow died that morning.

The indictedment also charges Buddemeyer with false reporting and tampering with evidence.

The Hawaii County police department says he was relieved of his duties in May.

A warrant is out for his arrest.

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