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News Release

Man’s Injury not Serious; SIU Terminates Niagara Falls Collision Investigation

Case Number: 18-OVI-042

Mississauga, ON (9 March, 2018) ---
The Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Tony Loparco, has terminated an investigation into a collision that occurred in Niagara Falls last month.

Shortly before noon on February 12, 2018 – at the intersection of Valley Way and Portage Road – a Niagara Regional Police Service tactical vehicle became involved in a collision with a vehicle being operated by a 71-year-old man. As a result of feeling pain, the man later attended hospital.

Director Loparco said, “The medical evidence establishes that the man did not suffer a serious injury. Accordingly, I have terminated the investigation into this incident.”

The SIU is an independent civilian 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,
SIU Communications/Service des communications, UES
Telephone/No de téléphone: 416-622-2342 or/ou 1-800-787-8529 extension 2342