New video of fatal crash involving now-former Navajo police officer released

- New video of an incident involving a now-former police officer, accused of driving drunk and and hitting a man on a bike in a fatal incident back in September, have been released.

The former officer, who is being held on a murder charge, also collided with a Glendale Police car.

The officer, Kevin Hevel, was fired a week after the incident, and remains behind bars

The new video shows the scene back in September, when Peter Rankin, 60, was hit and killed just after midnight by an alleged drunk driver, near Glendale and 75th Avenues. According to police, the driver was Hevel, 30.

"People just don't deserve to die like that," said Rankin's brother, Ron, back in September.

Hevel then reportedly continued to drive after hitting Rankin, and the new video shows a collision, where Hevel's red SUV slams into a Glendale Police vehicle.

Police say Hevel's blood alcohol level at the time was 3 times over the legal limit.

When Hevel was arrested, Navajo Nation police chief Phillip Francisco said, in part:

"The fact that one of my Navajo Police Department officers was involved in this incident is very troubling and disappointing to me. The on and off-duty conduct of police officers is extremely important because as law enforcement officers, we are entrusted with the safety of the public. I have always stressed that we hold ourselves to higher standards. My condolences and apologies go out to the victims in this incident."

Hevel's trial is set to start in May.

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