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IOPC refers Met officers to CPS over road death

A road traffic accident involving a Metropolitan Police officer has been referred to the Crown Prosecution Service by the conduct watchdog.

The Independent Office for Police Conduct (IOPC) has sent a file to the CPS about a fatal road traffic incident in Hounslow, west London.

The CPS will consider if charges should be brought against a PC who was driving a marked patrol car which struck two pedestrians in November 2019.

A 16-year-old boy and Andrew MacIntyre Brown (23), sustained serious injuries and were taken to hospital. Mr Brown subsequently died.

The case was referred by the force to the IOPC and the officer was subsequently interviewed under criminal caution for potential driving offences.

The officer was also served with a notice of investigation for gross misconduct.

Two other officers present in the police vehicle at the time of the collision were also served with notices of investigation for misconduct and gross misconduct.

IOPC Regional Director, Sal Naseem, said: “Following thorough and careful analysis of the evidence, we have decided there is an indication an officer may have caused death and serious injury by dangerous driving and a file has been referred to the CPS.

“I am satisfied we have gathered all the available evidence and it is now for the CPS to consider whether to bring criminal charges.”

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