A police officer has been sentenced to 18 months in prison in connection with the murder of Indian-origin Balwinder Singh in a road accident in Britain. This incident took place in December 2016 when Wolverhampton City’s Lion Car was hit by a police officer of the station officer Jason Benister in front.
The man, who was not named in a watchdog’s report on his death, shot himself in a car park after officers seized his computer in May.
Singh, 59, was rushed to the hospital but later he died. Benister was not on duty during the accident. According to the British media, Birmingham Crown Court on Friday pronounced Benister 18 months in prison. He had admitted in the court in September last year that due to his dangerous driving, Singh had lost his life.
The Independent Office for Police Conduct (IOPC) said that on 21 November 2017, he “engaged in an online chat with an undercover police officer posing as a 14-year-old girl”.
The lawsuit was initiated earlier this year on the charge of causing death due to dangerous driving. Benister will not be able to do three years driving for nine months. Suspension from his Staffordshire Police will also be intact. The Staffordshire police said that after the court’s decision, the proceedings of the misconduct will now be initiated against Benister.