Police have ruled out any wrongdoing on their part in the death of 20-year-old Tau Johnson, who was involved in a fatal accident on July 07, 2018 along Wellington Road, in a press release this afternoon, June 4.
There were allegations of reckless driving and a Police vehicle hitting the motorbike driven by the deceased.
“In an official report received from the Director of Public Prosecution (DPP) in late January 2019, it was stated that based on the evidence provided from the independent investigation and the CCTV footage, the vehicle driven by the police officer was not driven in a manner which posed a danger to the deceased or members of the public. The police was in pursuit of the deceased who failed to comply with a siren request to stop,” the Police statement said.
The report also confirmed that, “an independent vehicle examiner found no evidence that the vehicle made contact with the motorbike driven by the deceased,” it continued.
The report concluded that, “on the evidence available, there is nothing to suggest any careless, reckless, or dangerous driving on the part of the police officer. It is not recommended that any criminal sanctions be brought against the officer involved.”
The Police also apologized for the late release of the findings, claiming that “upon receiving the report from the Director, there were certain legal stipulations which restricted the subsequent release of the same.”