Ackerman facing tampering with evidence charge in connection to deadly hit and run
SYRACUSE, N.Y. —
A lawyer for Edward Ackerman says his client will appear in court Friday morning to face a tampering with evidence charge.
Attorney Jeff Schiano offered no further comment on the charge against his client Thursday.
Ackerman, a Syracuse firefighter, was suspended last month amidst the investigation into the hit and run crash that claimed the life of 18-year-old Seth Collier.
Ackerman has been on the job as a Syracuse firefighter for 13 years and has been assigned to the city's busiest unit, Rescue One. He's also a trained EMT.
Ackerman is the President of the Pastime Athletic Club; court documents say the car that allegedly hit 18-year-old Seth Collier was found in the club's parking lot early Tuesday morning.
Peter Rauch, a former investigator for the Onondaga County District Attorney's Office, is accused of driving the car that hit Collier. Rauch, 37, is currently charged with leaving the scene of a deadly crash.
Following the crash, Rauch was fired from his job as an investigator for the Onondaga County District Attorney's Office and his part-time work as a police officer in Liverpool.