Retired NYPD officer pleads guilty in fatal hit-and-run

Michael Elardo, 48, of Syosset, a retired NYPD officer charged in the hit-and-run death of Bryanna Soplin, a 13-year-old special-needs girl from Levittown, pleaded guilty in Nassau County Court on Aug. 6, 2014, in connection with the case. In July, Elardo initially pleaded not guilty to leaving the scene of the fatal June 15 crash on Hempstead Turnpike. (Credit: Newsday / Chuck Fadely)

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