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London: Met Police officer may be charged with death by dangerous driving after crash

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Andrew Brown, 23, died after he was hit by a marked police automotive in 2019

A police officer might be charged with inflicting death by dangerous driving after Andrew Brown, 23, was hit by a marked Metropolitan Police automotive.

The Independent Office for Police Conduct has handed a file to the Crown Prosecution Service to think about charging the officer over the incident in Hounslow, west London, in November 2019.

Two pedestrians – a 16-year-old boy and Andrew Brown – have been struck by a marked police automotive in Whitton Road.

Both sustained severe accidents and have been taken to hospital. Mr Brown later died.

The driver of the police automotive, a constable, was subsequently interviewed beneath legal warning for potential driving offences and was additionally served with a discover of investigation for gross misconduct.

Two different officers current within the police automobile on the time of the collision have been additionally served with notices of investigation for misconduct and gross misconduct.

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IOPC regional director Sal Naseem mentioned: ‘Following thorough and cautious evaluation of the proof, we’ve got determined there is a sign an officer may have induced death and severe harm by dangerous driving and a file has been referred to the CPS.

‘I’m happy we’ve got gathered all of the obtainable proof and it’s now for the CPS to think about whether or not to carry legal prices.’

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