Vancouver cop charged for involvement in patrol vehicle crash

Jul 4 2019, 1:16 am

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A Vancouver Police officer has been charged following a motor vehicle collision that took place last year.

According to the BC Prosecution Service (BCPS), Cst. Jose Domino has been charged with driving without reasonable consideration contrary to s. 144(1)(b) of the Motor Vehicle Act.

On June 28, 2018, two police vehicles were responding with lights and sirens to an emergency call in the city centre. They collided with each other at the intersection of Smithe Street and Howe Street.

No other vehicles were involved in the crash. Two female pedestrians, both in their 30s, were also injured in the incident.

A release states all five individuals, including the three officers, were taken to hospital for non-life threatening injuries.

As a result of the injuries suffered by pedestrians, the Independent Investigations Office (IIO) began investigating the incident.

Chief Civilian Director of the IIO determined there were reasonable grounds to believe the officers driving the two vehicles involved had committed an offence, and submitted a report to the BCPS.

No charges were approved against the other officer involved.

Cst. Domingo has a first appearance scheduled for August 8 at Vancouver Provincial Court.

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