Vancouver police officer facing charges for collision with cyclist

May 21 2019, 7:04 pm

A Vancouver police officer has been charged for a collision with a cyclist last year.

According to the BC Prosecution Service, Luke Bokenfohr faces Dangerous Driving charges.

Bokenfohr’s vehicle struck a cyclist on May 18, 2018, in Vancouver at approximately 10 pm at the intersection of W 46th Avenue and Oak Street.

The female cyclist was taken to hospital where it was originally believed that she suffered minor injuries.

On May 1, 2019, the office of the Police Complaint Commissioner informed the  Independent Investigation Office (IIO) that the “injury constituted serious harm.”

The IIO is a BC civilian-led police oversight agency responsible for conducting investigations into incidents of death or serious harm that may have been the result of the actions of a police officer, whether on or off duty.

Bokenfohr will make his first appearance in Vancouver court on July 8, 2019.

DH Vancouver StaffDH Vancouver Staff

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