24th May, 2018

Policeman whose car hit pedestrian cleared of misconduct

Correspondent 15th May, 2017

CHARGES of gross misconduct against a policeman whose car collided with a pedestrian in Rugby have been dropped.

PC Craig Wilson, 32, was driving his marked police car to an emergency incident when it hit a woman on the A426 Dunchurch Road on March 7 last year.

Shortly after the incident the woman’s condition was described as ‘critical’. She suffered a severe brain injury resulting in significant physical cognitive deficits.

Following an independent investigation by the Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC), a hearing was conducted by Steven Evans, an independent, legally qualified chair. The Crown Prosecution Service determined there were insufficient grounds for a criminal prosecution.

PC Wilson has completed 10 years of service, most recently at Nuneaton.

Superintendent Helena Bennett, Head of Professional Standards for Warwickshire Police, said: “It was alleged that the collision took place as a result of the standard of PC Wilson’s driving and that he breached the standards of professional behaviour in relation to orders and instructions and duties and responsibilities.

“However, the chair concluded that the allegations were not proven and as a result of this the officer received no sanctions.”

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