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News Release

Kingston Police Officer Charged

Case Number: 12-OVI-077

Mississauga (31 July, 2012) --- The Director of the Special Investigations Unit (SIU), Ian Scott, has reasonable grounds to believe that an officer with the Kingston Police Service (KPS) committed a criminal offence in relation to the vehicle injuries sustained by 23-year-old John Cammalleri of Kingston.  Director Scott has caused a charge to be laid against the officer.   

The incident occurred on March 18, 2012.  At approximately 1:15 a.m., a KPS officer attempted to speak with Mr. Cammalleri just off Johnson Street, east of Division Street.  Mr. Cammalleri fled westbound from the officer, and then south at the intersection of Johnson Street and Division Street.  He was subsequently struck by a police vehicle being driven by another officer.  Mr. Cammalleri was taken to hospital and treated for injuries to his knees. 

As a result of the SIU investigation, KPS Constable Andrew Wilby is facing one charge of Dangerous Driving, contrary to s. 249(1) of the Criminal Code of Canada. 

The officer is required to appear before the Ontario Court of Justice at 279 Wellington Street in Kingston on September 11, 2012.  The Justice Prosecutions branch of the Ministry of the Attorney General will have carriage of the prosecution.

As this matter is now before the courts, and in consideration of the fair trial interests of the charged officer and the community, the SIU will make no further comment pertaining to this investigation. 

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. 

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