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News Release

SIU Director Finds Man in North Bay Traffic Stop Died Due to Causes Unrelated to the Actions of the Officer

Case Number: 16-PCD-315

Mississauga, ON (24 January, 2018) ---
The Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Tony Loparco, has found there is no causal connection between the actions of an Ontario Provincial Police officer and the death of a 49-year-old man who was arrested for impaired driving on Highway 17, east of North Bay.  
Full Director’s Report (with Incident Narrative, Evidence, and Analysis & Director’s Decision)

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. 

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