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DA receives findings of investigation into fatal crash involving a CMPD Officer

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The Charlotte Mecklenburg Police Department has completed an investigation into a fatal crash that involved a police officer last month. The District Attorney's Office must now decide whether to pursue criminal charges. The department says Officer Martray Proctor was driving more than 90 miles-per-hour with his sirens off when he hit another car carrying four people. The driver 20-year old Shatona Robinson died on the scene. Proctor wasn't even responding to an emergency, just a routine traffic stop a quarter mile away from the wreck. Deputy Chief Harold Medlock says the investigation includes witness accounts, crash reconstruction, and an independent video tape. "This was a horrible tragedy," says Medlock. "It was a situation where every officer on scene that night from Chief Monroe to every traffic reconstructionist was grieving. We were grieving while we did the work. Those people continued to grieve as they conducted the investigation. I think the facts we saw that night were borne out by the investigation that was conducted and the information we provided to the District Attorney today." Proctor received three speeding tickets since 2003. He received one of them while with the department. Police officers are not required to tell the department when they receive violations. But Medlock says officials have discussed changing that policy. Proctor is currently on paid administrative leave.