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News Release

OPP Officer Charged in Relation to Plympton-Wyoming Vehicle Injury

Case Number: 13-PVI-229

Mississauga (12 March, 2014) --- The Director of the Special Investigations Unit (SIU), Tony Loparco, has reasonable grounds to believe that an officer with the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Lambton detachment committed a criminal offence in relation to an injury sustained by a 25-year-old woman in a September 2013 incident. Director Loparco has caused a charge to be laid against the officer.   

The SIU investigation determined that on September 14, 2013, OPP officers attempted to stop a vehicle being operated by a 29-year-old male. The vehicle did not stop and went into a ditch on Camlachie Road, south of Confederation Line. A 25-year-old female passenger in the vehicle sustained a serious injury in the incident.

As a result of the SIU investigation, OPP Constable Kevin Brown is facing one charge of Dangerous Driving Causing Bodily Harm, contrary to s. 249(3) of the Criminal Code of Canada.
 
The officer is compelled to appear before the Ontario Court of Justice at 700 North Christina Street in Sarnia on April 28, 2014. 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. 

Jasbir Dhillon, jasbir.dhillon@ontario.ca
SIU Communications/Service des communications, UES
Telephone/No de téléphone: 416-622-2342 or/ou 1-800-787-8529 extension 2342