Police to face death-crash charges

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Two police officers are to face disciplinary charges after an innocent motorist and a policeman were killed during a 100mph pursuit of a stolen car.

The Independent Police Complaints Authority yesterday disclosed that two West Midlands Police officers, one who was in the force information room and the other in the divisional information room during the pursuit, will face charges of neglect of duty after the incident in December 1995. Neil Homer, 20, of Oldbury, died after his car was hit by a police car that had sped through red traffic lights. Panda car passenger PC Robert Dallow, 41, was also killed. The driver, PC Lezlie Collins, 45, was jailed for three months for causing death by dangerous driving; the 16-year-old driver of the stolen car was sentenced to 12 months' custody.

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