BRITISH COLUMBIA

Mountie who failed to follow pursuit guidelines charged in pedestrian's death

08/27/2012 03:26 EDT | Updated 10/27/2012 05:12 EDT
VANCOUVER - A White Rock, B.C., Mountie whose actions allegedly led to the death of a pedestrian last year faces criminal charges following an investigation by the Vancouver Police Department.

The department says Const. David Bickle failed to follow guidelines regarding police pursuits and is charged with dangerous driving causing death and bodily harm.

A news release from the department says that just before 10 p.m. on May 18, 2011, Bickle allegedly continued pursuing a driver who refused to stop and ultimately collided with another vehicle.

The driver then went through a red light and struck a 56-year-old woman who died of her injuries.

In February, the driver pleaded guilty to four charges and is scheduled to be sentenced in September.

Immediately after the collision, the RCMP asked Vancouver Police to investigate Bickle's role in the incident.