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News Release

Vehicle Driver was Direct Cause of Collision; SIU Determines No Basis for Charges against Officer in London

Case Number: 17-OVI-300

Mississauga, ON (17 April, 2018) ---
The Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Tony Loparco, has determined there are no reasonable grounds to lay criminal charges against a London Police Service officer in relation to the serious injuries sustained by a 30-year-old man when the Acura he was a passenger in became involved in a collision with another vehicle. Prior to the October 2017 collision, the Acura had pulled over at the request of a police officer, but then fled once the police officer exited his cruiser.
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. 

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