A Sûreté du Québec police officer charged with dangerous driving causing the death of a five-year-old boy in 2014 has been found guilty.
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A Quebec judge handed down the verdict in a Longueuil courtroom on Thursday.
Nicholas Thorne-Belance was a passenger in his father’s car when it was struck by an unmarked police cruiser driven by Patrick Ouellet in Saint-Hubert south of Montreal.
Quebec judge finds police officer guilty of dangerous driving causing death. Officer was trying to catch up to a surveillance op, speeding, no siren or lights, 134 in a 50 zone, t-boned car. 5 yr old boy was killed. Sentencing in Sept. pic.twitter上海龙凤419/TDHLNjOGyv
— Mike Armstrong (@ArmstrongGN) July 19, 2018
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Ouellet’s trial last month heard he was travelling at more than 120 km/h in a 50 km/h zone when he hit the vehicle carrying the young boy.
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Ouellet was on surveillance duty when the crash occurred.
Sentencing will take place October 22.
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