Local police officer faces dangerous driving charges
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.