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Pedestrian hit, cop charged

An RCMP officer in British Columbia has been charged with an offence under the Motor Vehicle Act.

The B.C. Prosecution Service says Cpl. Jeff Easingwood faces a charge of driving without due care and attention.

The charge follows an incident in Prince Rupert on March 25, 2017, while Easingwood was on duty.

Easingwood is alleged to have hit a male pedestrian, who suffered serious injuries as a result.

The provincial Independent Investigations Office investigated the incident and recommended charges be laid.

A news release from the prosecution service says the charge against Easingwood was approved by an experienced Crown counsel from an area outside the region patrolled by the Prince Rupert detachment.

Easingwood is scheduled to appear in Prince Rupert Provincial Court on April 25.

The prosecution service says because the matter is before the courts, no further details will be released.



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