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Officer charged in relation to crash involving VPD vehicle and cyclist

Last Updated May 21, 2019 at 10:47 pm PDT

Vancouver Police Department. (Lasia Kretzel, NEWS 1130 Photo)

VANCOUVER (NEWS 1130) – A Vancouver Police officer has been charged with dangerous driving causing bodily harm involving a crash in May of last year.

After reviewing recommendations made by the Independent Investigations Office, Crown Counsel has decided to prosecute Constable Luke Bokenfohr.

The collision took place around 10 p.m. on May 18, 2018. Bokenfohr was on duty when the cyclist was hit at the intersection of West 46th Avenue and Oak Street.

According to the Independent Investigations Office of B.C. (IIO), the cyclist’s injuries were initially thought to be minor, but later turned out to have “constituted serious harm.”

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The IIO had filed a report with B.C. Prosecution Services earlier this month, asking them to consider filing charges against those involved.

The officer’s first court appearance is July 8.

-With files from Liza Yuzda and Lauren Boothby