Willis Thomas, a Maurice police officer charged with negligent homicide in the death of Paul Suire in 2012,  has been found not guilty.

KATC reports that the verdict was delivered after Thomas' judge - only trial with Judge Michelle Breaux, which ended yesterday afternoon. Breaux dismissed the jury in March of this year.

Thomas was responding to an emergency and had lights and sirens running when he collided with Suire, who had stopped at a stop sign before proceeding. Suire's wife was also in the vehicle and was injured.

While Willis is still listed as an active member of the Maurice PD, he is on permanent workman's compensation from the injuries he sustained in the crash.