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News Release

No Grounds for Charges against OPP Officer; Complainant Drove across Two Lanes of Highway before Colliding with Cruiser

Case Number: 16-PVI-198

Mississauga, ON (11 January, 2018) ---
The Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Tony Loparco, has decided there are no reasonable grounds to believe an Ontario Provincial Police officer drove dangerously in an incident that occurred on the northbound ramp of Highway 400 in July 2016.  Instead, the Director found the collision was the result of the Complainant’s last minute maneuver to veer unexpectedly across two lanes of traffic. 
                                                                        
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
SIU Communications/Service des communications, UES
Telephone/No de téléphone: 416-622-2342 or/ou 1-800-787-8529 extension 2342