York Regional Police officer charged in pedestrian death in Scarborough

18 year old Natasha Abogado was killed by an unmarked police cruiser back in February...

A York Regional Police officer has been charged with dangerous driving causing death after a pedestrian was struck and killed in Scarborough back in February.

Investigators say 18 year old Natasha Abogado was crossing St Clair Avenue Easy west of Warden when she was struck by an unmarked cruiser being driven eastbound by an on-duty officer.

As a result of the investigation, Constable Remo Romano has been charged with one count of dangerous driving causing death.

He'll be in court in Toronto on July 24th.

It's been revealed the teen had just gotten off a bus and was crossing the street on her way home from work.

Abogado and her family came to Canada from the Philippines in 2003 and had an interest in art and the violin.

After graduating high school in 2013, she was looking to get into either fashion design,architecture or nursing.

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  1. Suz58 posted on 06/12/2014 03:34 PM
    Please don't tell me this cop was on suspension with pay since the incident.
    1. dama posted on 06/12/2014 03:53 PM
      @Suz58 I am telling you he is on suspension and with pay.... some stupid Police Act.. .. as and when he is charged, then he might get fired then maybe.. maybe we save our tax dollar on this policeman ..
    2. Mark7 posted on 06/12/2014 04:02 PM
      @dama Innocent until proven guilty, so he may face charges under the Police Act, but only if convicted. Chances of that are slim if he was sober and has a clean driving record.
  2. Mark7 posted on 06/12/2014 03:52 PM
    Why would he have been suspended? Maybe now that he has been charged he will be assigned to administrative duty, but he'll still be working. As a PFC he'll be on the Sunshine list.

    I'll wager that he'll be found not guilty anyway.
    1. dama posted on 06/12/2014 05:40 PM
      @Mark7 He will be charged unless the defence can proved that Natasha Abogado is jaywalking, he might be a cop with a clean record but it is a ONE car/truck accident, so he will be charged in some capacity.....
  3. Ken posted on 06/22/2014 06:08 AM
    I am glad to see that the police officer was finally charged with this girl's death. It only took the SIU four months to charge him. I hope they have now got all their ducks in a row, and have worked out all the possible scenarios that favour the officer for his trial. I saw a picture of the officer's unmarked black pick up truck after he hit and killed Natasha Abogado. There was quite a massive dent in the front end of the truck for just hitting a pettite 18 year old girl. It looks like he might have been going at a high rate of speed to cause that much damage to the front end of the truck.

    My heartfelt condolences go out to Natasha's parents, family and friends.
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