London: Metropolitan Police officers face charges over traffic death in Brixton

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Shante Daniel-Folkes died after being hit by a car in the Brixton area of ​​London (Image: Getty)

Two Met officers have been charged after a woman was struck and killed by a police car responding to an 911 call.

Shante Daniel-Folkes, from West Norwood in south-east London, was hit while walking around the Brixton area.

The 25-year-old was struck by one of two cars traveling to the scene of an alleged crime at 11:20 p.m. on June 9.

Paramedics struggled to save her life, but Shante died before reaching the hospital.

The police station has investigated the incident and has now forwarded details to the public prosecutor’s office.

PC Nadeem Patel, 27, who was behind the wheel of the car, has been charged with causing the death by dangerous driving.

The officer driving the second car, 30-year-old PC Gary Thomson, has been charged with dangerous driving.

Both have been ordered to appear at Westminster Magistrates’ Court next Monday.

They are still on duty but have “limited duties at present”.

A statement from the Met said: “The thoughts and heartfelt condolences of the Metropolitan Police Service remain with her family and friends.

“The Independent Office for Police Conduct (IOPC) conducted an independent investigation, fully supported by the MPS, to determine the cause of the collision.”

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