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Charges not Warranted in Relation to London Collision Between Cruiser and Civilian Vehicle

Case Number: 20-OVI-191

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Mississauga, ON (18 September, 2020) ---
On July 30, 2020, a 47-year-old woman was driving a vehicle south on Adelaide Street North approaching the roadway’s intersection with Nelson Street. At the same time, a London Police Service was on-duty and traveling north on Adelaide Street North toward Nelson Street. His intention was to proceed straight through the intersection. Each vehicle entered the intersection on a green light. They collided as the woman’s vehicle turned left in front of the police cruiser. The woman was transported by ambulance to hospital where she was diagnosed with a fracture to the radial bone in one of her arms. The Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Joseph Martino, has determined there is no basis for proceeding with charges in this case, and the file is closed.

Full Director’s Report (with Incident Narrative, Evidence, and Analysis & Director’s Decision): 

The SIU is an independent government agency that investigates the conduct of officials (police officers as well as special constables with the Niagara Parks Commission and peace officers with the Legislative Protective Service) that may have resulted in death, serious injury, sexual assault and/or the discharge of a firearm at a person. All investigations are conducted by SIU investigators who are civilians. Under the Special Investigations Unit Act, the Director of the SIU must

  • consider whether the official has committed a criminal offence in connection with the incident under investigation
  • depending on the evidence, cause a criminal charge to be laid against the official where grounds exist for doing so, or close the file without any charges being laid
  • publicly report the results of its investigations

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Monica Hudon,
SIU Communications/Service des communications, UES
Telephone/No de téléphone: 416-622-2342 or/ou 1-800-787-8529 extension 2342