A police officer has been charged with causing death by reckless driving following an incident in 2019 in which a 23-year-old man died after being hit by a patrol car.
Andrew MacIntyre Brown died after being struck by a marked police car on Whitton Road, Hounslow, west London on November 1.
Metropolitan Police Officer Daniel Francis, 33, from Surrey, is due in court next month.
Rosemary Ainslie, head of the CPS’s special crimes division, said today that the Crown Prosecution Service had “authorized” the Independent Office for Police Conduct (IOPC) to indict Mr Francis.
She said: “The Special Crimes Division of the CPS cleared the charge following a review of an evidence package received from the IOPC.
“The accused’s first appearance will be on December 7, 2021 at Westminster Magistrates’ Court.
“The public prosecutor reminds all those concerned that the criminal proceedings against the accused are active and that he has the right to a fair trial. It is extremely important that there is no reporting, commenting or sharing of information online that could in any way prejudice these procedures.
“It is extremely important that there is no reporting, commenting or sharing of information online that could in any way prejudice these proceedings.”
In a statement, the IOPC said: “Following a referral to the MPS on November 1, 2019, we began an investigation which ended in May 2021.
“We forwarded an evidence package to the Crown Prosecution Service which made the decision to authorize a charge against the officer.”