A Winnipeg Police officer has been charged with three counts of harmful driving inflicting bodily hurt following a crash between a police cruiser and a van final summer time which despatched six individuals to hospital, the province’s police watchdog introduced Monday.
On July 13 at round 7:20 p.m., the cruiser was touring westbound on Aberdeen Avenue at what was described initially by the Unbiased Investigation Unit of Manitoba (IIU) as a excessive charge of velocity when it collided within the intersection with a van heading northbound on Salter Avenue. The highway was shut down till early the subsequent morning. All 4 occupants of the van and the 2 law enforcement officials had been taken to hospital, handled and launched.
On the time, police stated a cruiser was within the space of Salter Avenue and Aberdeen Avenue, investigating a suspicious male within the space when a second cruiser arriving to help collided with the van.
The IIU carried out a “thorough and impartial” investigation into the incident which included a public request for witnesses and video footage. IIU Civilian Director Zane Tessler decided that legal expenses had been warranted, in line with a press release from the IIU on Monday.
The officer will seem in Provincial Court docket in Winnipeg on July 6.