Quebec police officer guilty of dangerous driving that caused death of 5-year-old boy
A Sûreté du Québec police officer charged with dangerous driving causing the death of a five-year-old boy in 2014 has been found guilty.
A Quebec judge handed down the verdict in a Longueuil courtroom on Thursday.
Nicholas Thorne-Belance was a passenger in his father’s car when it was struck by an unmarked police cruiser driven by Patrick Ouellet in Saint-Hubert south of Montreal.
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Ouellet’s trial last month heard he was travelling at more than 120 km/h in a 50 km/h zone when he hit the vehicle carrying the young boy.
Ouellet was on surveillance duty when the crash occurred.
Sentencing will take place October 22.
— With files from The Canadian Press
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