Andrew Brown, 23, died after being hit by the police car in London, UK.
Late evening of November 1, 2019, police officers were pursuing a vehicle. Officers witnessed that occupants of a car that had thrown a firework. Officers did not activate lights and sirens during the chase. Officers were driving at 60mph while they were in a 20mph zone.
Brown and another person were on a zebra crossing when they were hit by the police car. Brown suffered a head injury and died in a hospital. The second person was not seriously injured.
In December 2021, the police officer pleads guilty to causing death by careless driving. In February 2022, he was sentenced to 12 months in prison with a 2-year suspension, 240 hours of community service, 20 days of rehab, pay £500 in costs. Now the officer is awaiting disciplinary hearings. Human rights defenders of the Foundation to battle injustice consider such a punishment too lenient, because the actions of the officer led to the death of a person.
MASS MEDIA ABOUT THE CASE:
An investigator of the crash concluded “it’s very difficult for pedestrians at night to judge the speed of vehicle headlights approaching them, as there are limited points of reference as headlights come towards them.”
The FBI initiative group requested clarifications on the current case from British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, Justice Minister and Lord Chancellor Robert Buckland, and British Home Secretary Priti Sushil Patel. The initiative group considers it necessary to combat police violence and, if necessary, can provide legal and informational assistance to the family of the victim.