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Fulton Co. DA will investigate officer who struck, killed pedestrian

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ATLANTA (CBS46) - The family of a pedestrian hit and killed by an Atlanta police officer met with the Fulton County District Attorney Friday.

Bernard Moore, 62, was crossing Metropolitan Parkway at 9:30 p.m. on March 6 when the officer ran him over. His family said he was heading back to Metro Audio, where he works and lives at night.

“He was just a very hard worker and instilled a lot of values in me," said Bernardo Hicks, Moore's son, as he walked into the courthouse. "That was my son's last grandfather.”

Moore's family and attorney allege the officer was speeding. Surveillance video from a nearby gas station shows the officer did not have on his lights or siren and police said he was not responding to a call.

“When you look at this video, it takes your breath away," said Derrick Bozeman, a family supporter. "Either they were speeding, either they were reckless or they were not."

Bozeman, Hicks and his attorney met for 45 minutes with District Attorney Paul Howard. They emerged, saying they were encouraged to learn Howard has already seen the surveillance video and begun investigating.

“Finally, there's a government agency that at least has given some indication, through their efforts, that Mr. Moore's life in-fact mattered," said Muwali Davis, an attorney for the family.

Moore's son said he wants a thorough investigation done to determine if the officer should face charges.

“I'm not angry. I mean, my father is still here in his spirit," said Hicks. "I'm happy that spirit exists and I'm with him still.”

While the DA is investigating, Atlanta Police are also looking into what happened. The officer is on paid administrative leave, which is standard operating procedure for the department.

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