MSHP Comments On Comerzan Acquittal

Colonel Sandra Karsten, superintendent of the Missouri State Highway Patrol issued a statement following this morning’s acquittal of Serghei Comerzan who was charged with involuntary manslaughter and resisting a lawful stop by fleeing in relation to the death of Missouri State Trooper James Bava. [Friday]

In the statement, Karsten said “this has been a very difficult period of time for James’ family, friends, and for the Missouri State Highway Patrol. I want to express my thanks to all our employees as well as the law enforcement personnel who have invested countless hours in this investigation, including the Audrain County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office, the Missouri Office of Prosecution Services, and to every citizen who offered their help and support in any way. I am very grateful. The Patrol will continue to support the Bava Family in any way that we can.”

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