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News Release

Vehicle Linked to Amber Alert Crashed in Pembroke, Injuring Man and Child; No Criminal Wrongdoing on Part of Police

Case Number: 16-PVI-099

Mississauga, ON (2 November, 2017) ---
The Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Tony Loparco, has determined there are no reasonable grounds to lay criminal charges against an Ontario Provincial Police officer with the Bancroft detachment in relation to the serious injuries sustained by a 35-year-old man and a 4-year-old child during a vehicle collision in April of 2016 in Pembroke. Prior to the collision, police had been following the vehicle as it was linked to an Amber Alert issued by York Regional Police.
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 https://www.ontario.ca/page/special-investigations-unit-siu-directors-reports.

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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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