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VPD constable charged in 2018 crash that injured 3 officers and 2 pedestrians

The scene of a collision between two VPD vehicles near the Vancouver Law Courts on June 30, 2018. The Independent Investigations Office is recommending charges against the officers involved, as well as the officer involved in another crash that same summer. Himy Syed / Twitter

Crown prosecutors have charged a Vancouver police officer for his role in a 2018 crash that injured three officers and two pedestrians.

Const. Jose Domingo with the Vancouver Police Department (VPD) is facing one charge of driving without reasonable consideration under the Motor Vehicle Act.

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The crash happened on June 29 at the intersection of Howe and Smithe streets, just outside the Vancouver Law Courts.

Police said at the time that two VPD vehicles were responding to a call with lights and sirens on when they collided.

The officers and the pedestrians — both women in their 30s — were treated for non-life-threatening injuries.

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In April, the Independent Investigation Office (IIO), B.C.’s police watchdog, filed a report on the crash to prosecutors that opened the door for a possible charge.

The B.C. Prosecution Service said Domingo was charged on Friday and is due back in court on Aug. 8.

The other officer involved in the crash has not been charged.

Vancouver police confirmed that Cosnt. Domingo remains an active member with the VPD, but declined to comment further, citing the fact the matter is before the courts.

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