A SENIOR police officer appeared in court this week, charged with failing to stop at the scene of a fatal road accident in Meriden.
Chief Insp Jamie Jones, of West Midlands Police, was arrested in March this year after the death of Raymond Cheung on the A45.
The 20-year-old, who studied at Warwick University, was found dead in the early hours of March 8.
The officer, of Allesley, Coventry, is also charged with misconduct in public office and dangerous driving. He attended Stafford Magistrates’ Court for a brief hearing on Tuesday morning.
The Crown Prosecution Service has stressed that the officer has not been charged with causing Mr Cheung’s death and that the charges relate to his alleged actions after the collision.
Jones, who is based at the force’s Birmingham HQ, was bailed. He will appear at Stafford Crown Court on June 12 for a preliminary hearing.