29th November 2019

Following an incident in Harrogate on 5 May 2018 D.C. Quita Passmore has been charged with dangerous driving. This follows a collision when she was the driver of an unmarked Police car responding to an emergency call. It is alleged her car collided with another vehicle seriously injuring two women.

The Independent Office for Police Conduct (IOPC) who oversee Police complaint investigations in England and Wales and on occasion carry out their own independent investigations into Police conduct investigated this matter.  The IOPC completed their investigation in October 2019 and referred the case to the Crown Prosecution Service for a decision on whether to charge D.C. Passmore with an offence of causing serious injury by dangerous driving.  The CPS considered the evidence and decided the Police Officer should be charged with dangerous driving.  D.C. Passmore is due before Leeds Magistrates Court on 18 December 2019.

Our Specialist Team of Solicitors regularly act for persons who have suffered personal injury including in cases against Police Forces.  If you have a case you wish to discuss with our team please contact either Richard Hardy, Katy Stephenson or Andrew Freckleton on 0191 565 3112 or email advice@benhoarebell.co.uk.