Woman’s Injury in Collingwood not Caused by Police; SIU Terminates Investigation
Case Number: 18-PCI-113
(17 May, 2018) ---
The Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Tony Loparco, has terminated an investigation into the circumstances surrounding the serious injury sustained by a 20-year-old woman last month in Collingwood.
At approximately 10 p.m. on April 10, 2018, Ontario Provincial Police officers responded to the area of 6th Street and Walnut Street as a result of concern for an individual. Approximately 30 minutes later, officers located the woman walking about one kilometre away. As it was apparent the woman had an injury to her ankle, officers requested the assistance of Emergency Medical Services. The woman was transported to hospital where she was diagnosed with a fractured distal fibula.
Director Loparco said, “The evidence establishes that no police officer caused or contributed to the woman’s injury. Accordingly, I have terminated the investigation into this incident.”
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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Monica Hudon, email@example.com
SIU Communications/Service des communications, UES
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