logo
Twitter/NYDailyNews
Source: Twitter/NYDailyNews

Father Blames New York Police Officer for the Death of His 11-Year-Old Daughter

Lois Oladejo
Jun 21, 2021
05:30 P.M.
Share this pen
FacebookFacebookTwitterTwitterLinkedInLinkedInEmailEmail

A police officer is being blamed by the father of an 11-year-old girl for causing her demise in what he described as an "illegal" interaction.

Advertisement

Nobody is above the law, not even the overzealous officer who claimed the life of a young girl in a crash he caused. Her father, Tristin Goods, is calling for justice against the reckless trooper identified as Christopher Baldner.

The authorities are currently conducting a criminal investigation into the fatal encounter which occurred between Goods, his family, and the trooper in Ulster County around 11.40 pm.

Photo of a police crime scene tape | Photo: Pexels

Advertisement

Attorney General Tish James's office is conducting a criminal investigation into the deadly encounter that occurred December 22 between Goods, his family, and Trooper Christopher Baldner on the highway in Ulster County.

Goods reportedly live in Long Island and Queens with his wife and two children Monica and Tristina. They had been on their way to visit relatives when the trooper flagged him down for speeding.

Police car parked on the street | Photo: Pexels

Advertisement

According to Goods, Baldner approached aggressively, yelling at him about how he had been going 100 miles per hour, shaking his car in the process.

Goods kept his hands on the steering wheels to indicate he was no threat while letting him know it was the tractor-trailer that shook his car.

Baldner gave chase and he used his car to ram Goods' from behind.

Advertisement

He requested a supervisor, but Baldner was more content to argue. The aggressive trooper went on to ask if the family man had "guns or drugs" in the car, intent on booking him for an offense.

The altercation lengthened, and when Goods' wife voiced her tiredness, Baldner replied with colorful language that he did not care. He returned to his cruiser, where he retrieved pepper spray to flood their car, a 2017 Dodge Journey.

Advertisement

It happened with no warning, and it triggered Goods' flight response. He put the car in gear and drove off in fear of his family's safety.

Baldner gave chase, and he used his car to ram Goods' from behind. Some seconds after, he repeated the action, and the vehicle consequently hit a guardrail and flipped.

Two police offficers walking down the road | Photo: Pexels

Advertisement

His daughter Monica was thrown free of the car during the flip, and she lost her life at the scene. That had no import on Baldner, who pulled a gun on Goods when he attempted to leave the car to find his daughter.

Goods' second daughter Tristina did not fare any better — he reported that officers quizzed her for hours after the ordeal, and his wife alleged that she had to be freed from their clutches. Baldner has been relegated to desk duty while the investigation remains ongoing.

Advertisement
Advertisement
info

news.AmoMama.com does not support or promote any kind of violence, self-harm, or abusive behavior. We raise awareness about these issues to help potential victims seek professional counseling and prevent anyone from getting hurt. news.AmoMama.com speaks out against the above mentioned and news.AmoMama.com advocates for a healthy discussion about the instances of violence, abuse, sexual misconduct, animal cruelty, abuse etc. that benefits the victims. We also encourage everyone to report any crime incident they witness as soon as possible.