RunnersCruiser accidentCruiser and motorbike
thick blue gradient line

News Release

SIU Director: Ample Grounds to Believe OPP Officer was Operating Cruiser in a Careless Manner but No Grounds for Criminal Charges

Case Number: 16-PVI-256

Mississauga, ON (9 January, 2018) ---
The Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Tony Loparco, has found an Ontario Provincial Police officer operated her motor vehicle “in a careless manner” following a crash on Highway 401 near Gananoque in October 2016.  The evidence, however, is insufficient to rise to the level required for the laying of criminal charges.
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. 

Lisez ce communiqué en français.

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