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News Release

Inexperience and Inattention Cause of Youth’s Injury Following Collision with SUV

Case Number: 16-OVI-178

Mississauga, ON (10 November, 2017) ---
The Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Tony Loparco, has found a Halton Regional Police Service officer’s actions did not contribute to a collision between a dirt bike and an SUV that resulted in a fractured toe for the 17-year-old dirt bike rider.  The Director determined the injury was caused by inexperience and inattention.       
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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Jason Gennaro, jason.gennaro@ontario.ca
SIU Communications/Service des communications, UES
Telephone/No de téléphone: 416-641-1897 or/ou 1-800-787-8529 extension 1897