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No charges filed in crash that killed officer

Officer Matt Tyner killed in July

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - No charges will be filed against a man involved in a crash that killed Colorado Springs Police officer, Matt Tyner.

The accident happened on July 24 while Officer Tyner was conducting traffic enforcement near Austin Bluffs Parkway and Silver Drive.  Officer Tyner was riding a motorcycle and crashed into an SUV.

After reviewing the case, both the District Attorney's Office and City Attorney's Office agreed there was probable cause to issue summonses for traffic violations for the driver of the SUV.

Officer Tyner's family felt that the other person involved in the crash had suffered enough, police said in a release on Friday.  The family requested that no charges be filed against the man because they did not want to cause him any additional pain or grief.

Police say they are still looking for the driver of a black motorcycle who was in the area at the time of the crash. In July, police announced they were looking for a black man who was wearing grey shorts and a black motocross-style jacket.  Police say he was riding a black bike and was in the area of Austin Bluffs Pkwy near Barnes and Stetson Hills Tuesday between 2:00 p.m. and 2:30 p.m.

Police said they want to ask this individual questions.

Tyner had been with the Colorado Springs Police Department since 1999. He served as a Patrol Officer, a Neighborhood Resource Officer, and Training Academy Instructor before becoming part of the Specialized Enforcement Division/Motorcycle Unit, according to CSPD.

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