SIU Concludes Investigation into Simcoe Sexual Assault Allegation
Case Number: 12-PSA-118
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Mississauga (12 June, 2012) --- The Director of the Special Investigations Unit (SIU), Ian Scott, has concluded that there are no reasonable grounds to believe an Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) officer with the Norfolk County Detachment committed a sexual assault against a 22-year-old man on Sunday, April 29, 2012. The incident giving rise to the complaint occurred at approximately 4:00 p.m., after the man was stopped by police for a traffic violation while riding his bicycle on Queen Street, south of Evergreen Hill Road and north of Millcroft Drive.
As part of the investigation, the subject officer was interviewed, as were six witness officers and six civilian witnesses.
As is our policy with all sexual assault complaints investigated by the SIU, we will not be making any further comment.
The SIU is an arm’s length agency that investigates reports involving police where there has been death, serious injury or allegations of sexual assault. Under the Police Services Act, the Director of the SIU must
- consider whether an officer has committed a criminal offence in connection with the incident under investigation
- depending on the evidence, lay a criminal charge against the officer if appropriate or close the file without any charges being laid
- report the results of any investigations to the Attorney General.
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