A SENIOR officer with West Midlands Police has been charged with misconduct and failing to stop at the scene of a fatal accident near Meriden.
Chief Inspector Jamie Jones was arrested following the death of Warwick University student Raymond Cheung in March this year. The 20-year-old had died after being hit by a vehicle on a stretch of the A45.
In a statement, the Crown Prosecution Service said it had advised police that criminal proceedings should be brought against Chief Insp Jones for misconduct in public office, dangerous driving and failing to stop after an accident.
David Clark, from West Midlands CPS , said in a statement: “The police have carried out a detailed and thorough investigation into the circumstances of Raymond Cheung’s death.
“I have carefully reviewed the evidence and have concluded that there is sufficient evidence and that it is in the public interest to prosecute Jamie Jones for misconduct in public office, dangerous driving and failing to stop after an accident.
“I would like to make it clear that these charges arise out of Mr Jones’ alleged actions after the fatal collision with Mr Cheung.
“He has not been charged with any offences relating to causing Mr Cheung’s death.”
Chief Insp Jones, who is based at the the force’s Birmingham HQ, will appear at Stafford Magistrates’ Court on June 2.