The RCMP’s watchdog is recommending charges to a Mountie after an elderly woman was struck by a police vehicle on Tyson Road near Cumberland Avenue around 5:30 p.m. on March 30., 2018. (Google Street View)

The RCMP’s watchdog is recommending charges to a Mountie after an elderly woman was struck by a police vehicle on Tyson Road near Cumberland Avenue around 5:30 p.m. on March 30., 2018. (Google Street View)

Charges possible for Chilliwack RCMP officer who struck elderly woman with vehicle

Police watchdog files report into March 30 incident on Tyson Road for charge consideration

A Chilliwack RCMP officer is facing possible charges after a motor vehicle collision with an elderly woman in March.

The Independent Investigations Office of B.C. (IIO) announced Tuesday it filed a report to the B.C. Prosecution Service for consideration of charges.

The investigation relates to an elderly woman who suffered serious injuries while crossing the road near the 5800-block of Tyson Road on March 30, 2018 at approximately 5:30 p.m. She was struck by an on-duty RCMP officer.

A few days after the incident, the IIO issued a plea for two “key witnesses” to come forward: A man with a mustache wearing a black baseball cap (with a logo on the front), a black vest, a short sleeve blue shirt, grey pants, and black shoes; and, a person wearing a red baseball cap, wearing a black jacket and red running shoes.

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The Chief Civilian Director of the IIO has now completed his review of the investigative file and, pursuant to Section 38.11 of the Police Act, has forwarded a report to B.C. Prosecution Service for consideration of charges.

The IIO is the independent civilian oversight agency of the police in British Columbia. It investigates all officer-related incidents that result in serious harm or death, whether or not there is any allegation of wrongdoing.

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