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Man accused in Officer Kou Her's death pleads not guilty

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Posted at 10:40 AM, Jul 02, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-02 11:40:14-04

MILWAUKEE (AP) — A man accused of driving drunk and killing a Milwaukee Police officer has pleaded not guilty to felony charges.

Dante James waived his preliminary hearing in Milwaukee County Circuit Court on Tuesday and was bound over for trial. The 34-year-old defendant is charged in the crash that killed Officer Kou Her on June 18. The 27-year-old officer was on his way home from his shift at the District 4 police station when he was struck at an intersection.

According to charges, James drank shots and beer before he got behind the wheel and blew through a red light.

James is charged with homicide by intoxicated use of a vehicle, hit-and-run involving death and operating while revoked causing death.