Vancouver police officer charged with driving offence

Four VPD members have been charged with driving-related offences in 2019

A Vancouver police officer faces a charge of driving without due care in relation to alleged collision with a cyclist.

The B.C. Prosecution Service (BCPS) announced July 25 that Special Constable Michael Mazziotti faces the charge as a result of a collision between a Vancouver Police Community Safety vehicle and a bicycle on July 29, 2018.

The prosecution service did not specify where the collision took place, nor the injuries sustained by the cyclist.

It’s the fourth instance this year
in which a VPD member has faced driving-related charges.

Because of the injuries sustained by the cyclist, the incident was investigated by the Independent Investigations Office (IIO).

Following the investigation, the chief civilian director of the IIO determined that there were reasonable grounds to believe Mazziotti had committed an offence and submitted a report to the BCPS.

Mazziotti has a first appearance scheduled for Aug. 8 in Vancouver Provincial Court.

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