Officer charged – Northern Region 15 October, NSW

A police officer has been charged with manslaughter over a fatal collision between a police vehicle and motorcycle earlier this year.

A critical incident investigation was launched to investigate the circumstances surrounding the death of a 28-year-old male rider after his motorcycle and a police vehicle collided on Blue Haven Way, Blue Haven, on Thursday 16 April 2020.

Following extensive inquiries, the police officer – a 49-year-old male sergeant from Northern Region – was charged with manslaughter, dangerous drive occasioning death, and negligent drive occasioning death.

He was granted strict conditional bail and is due to appear at Gosford Local Court on Friday 30 October 2020.

The officer’s duty status will be reviewed, as per standard Professional Standards practices.

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