Lo­cal po­lice of­fi­cer faces dan­ger­ous driv­ing charges

Richmond Hill Post - - Real Estate -

On June 13, a de­tec­tive con­sta­ble with the York Re­gional Po­lice ( YRP) was handed a charge of dan­ger­ous driv­ing caus­ing death by the YRP spe­cial in­ves­ti­ga­tions unit (SIU).

The in­ci­dent oc­curred on Feb. 12 at ap­prox­i­mately 8 p.m. The of­fi­cer was con­duct­ing mo­bile sur­veil­lance when his un­marked po­lice ve­hi­cle struck and fa­tally in­jured an 18-year-old fe­male pedes­trian in the War­den Av­enue and St. Clair Av­enue East area of Scar­bor­ough. The teenager was al­legedly killed only a block away from her home.

Fol­low­ing an in­ves­ti­ga­tion by the SIU, the of­fi­cer was charged and has been as­signed to ad­min­is­tra­tive du­ties un­til the pro­ceed­ings have fully con­cluded.

The case is now ap­pear­ing be­fore the courts. York Re­gional Po­lice of­fi­cers are un­able to com­ment on the case, be­cause of the con­tin­ued pro­ceed­ings, but of­fer their con­do­lences to the fam­ily of the de­ceased.

The ac­cused has been em­ployed by the York Re­gional Po­lice since 2003 and has been a mem­ber of the #5 District crim­i­nal in­ves­ti­ga­tions bureau in Markham since 2010.

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