Off-duty officer hits, kills teenage cyclist

AKRON, Ohio (AP) - A teenage bicyclist died after colliding with an unmarked patrol car driven by an off-duty Akron police officer.
Learon Livingston, 17, was crossing the street on his bicycle early Sunday when he was struck by the officer's car. He was later pronounced dead at Akron City Hospital.
The officer was moonlighting as a security guard for the Akron Metropolitan Housing Authority at the time. Akron police and the AMHA wouldn't release the officer's name.
Tony O'Leary, AMHA's executive director, said he had few details of the incident, but didn't anticipate disciplinary action.
The officer involved is a two-year veteran of the Akron Police Department with no disciplinary action on his record, said Paul Hlynsky, president of the Akron Fraternal Order of Police.
O'Leary said AMHA employs area police officers as part-time security at housing complexes. The officers are paid by AMHA and drive an unmarked car provided by AMHA, but wear their police uniforms, he said.
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