Charlotte police officer could face charges in fatality www.privateofficer.com
Chief Rodney Monroe said Officer Martray J. Proctor, 24, was driving in excess of 90 mph in a 45 mph zone on his way to assist another officer in a traffic stop at about 10:15 p.m. Sunday when the crash happened.
Monroe said he does not believe Proctor had his lights and siren on, so there is no dash camera video from the crash. The dash camera is automatically turned on when the lights and siren are activated.
The chief said that according to state law, any time an officer goes over the speed limit, he or she must run the lights and siren.
Proctor remains in Carolinas Medical Center with a broken leg.
Proctor’s patrol car hit a sedan pulling onto Old Statesville Road from Henderson Circle, between Sunset and Lakeview roads, killing driver 20-year-old Shatona Evette Robinson.
Three passengers in the car were also taken to CMC. Two were treated and released and one remains in fair condition.
The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department’s reconstruction team is still investigating the crash.
At a news conference today police said that charges against the officer may happen but that the case will be forwarded to the grand jury to decide that.
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