Rene Perez was found apparently dead on the side of a Bedford road. A local police officer called his sergeant when Perez temporarily revived and was taped saying "You wanna hear something really funny? He's alive". An hour later Perez died.
Another police sergeant was heard later on a recording singing "Walk Away Renee". The officers were chuckling at the unfortunate Perez on the recording.
George Bubaris, a Mount Kisco police officer is charged with manslaughter in the death of Perez. Prosecutors say he dumped Perez in Bedford, struck him fatally in the stomach and left him to die.