Police watchdog recommending charges in 2020 crash involving transit cop

The Independent Investigations Office of B.C. is recommending charges to the B.C. Prosecution Service for a November 2020 collision.

It was in January that the IIO said it would be investigating the crash between a sedan and an unmarked transit police vehicle that was responding to an unrelated incident on Nov. 4, 2020 at the intersection of 128 Street and 93 Avenue.

A Black Press Media freelancer on scene said the force of the crash sent both of the vehicles onto the sidewalk.

At the time, the police watchdog said B.C. Emergency Health Services transported the sole occupants of both the white Volkswagen Jetta and the police vehicle, which was being driven by a Metro Vancouver Transit Police officer, to the hospital with injuries.

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In a release dated Sept. 28, IIO Chief Civilian Director Ronald MacDonald said he reviewed the evidence and determined “reasonable grounds exist to believe that an officer may have committed offences in relation to the operation of a police vehicle.”

The release does not specify what those offences are.


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