An officer with York Regional police has been acquitted of a charge of dangerous driving causing death, over two and a half years after a pedestrian was struck and killed in Scarborough.
Detective Constable Remo Romano was working a surveillance operation and driving an unmarked police truck in February of 2014, when he hit Carla Abogado, who had just stepped off a bus.
It was determined the 18 year old jaywalked across St. Clair Avenue near Warden Avenue. She was pronounced dead at the scene.
The officer was travelling almost double the posted 60km/h speed limit when the teen was struck, and thrown about 80 meters. During his trial he had indicated he was trying to rejoin the rest of the team when the collision occurred.
This is the second trial for Romano; a mistrial was declared in May of this year.