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News Release

Director Unable to Find Any Inappropriate Actions on Part of Niagara Regional Police Service Officers during Interaction

Case Number: 16-OCI-075

Mississauga, ON (31 August, 2017) ---
The Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Tony Loparco, has determined that there are no grounds for proceeding with criminal charges in a matter in which a 51-year-old woman was arrested for impaired driving and suffered a fractured ankle.
The Director’s Report was delivered to the Attorney General, as is required by law under the Police Services Act. The Attorney General has directed that the document be posted online. It can be found at

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