SIU Terminates Investigation in London as Injuries Sustained Prior to Contact with Police
Case Number: 18-PCI-092
(15 June, 2018) ---
The Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Tony Loparco, has terminated an investigation into the serious injuries sustained by a 28-year-old man in London in March of 2018.
At approximately 10:15 p.m. on March 28, 2018, Ontario Provincial Police officers responded to a single motor vehicle collision on Highway 401, in the area of Wellington Road. The driver of the vehicle – which had been reported stolen earlier that day – fled the scene. A short time later, officers with the London Police Service received a call regarding a break and enter at a business. Upon arrival, officers located and arrested a man who was exiting from a window. It was the same man who had fled from the collision scene. The man was transported to hospital for treatment.
Director Loparco said, “The evidence clearly establishes that the man sustained his injuries in a single car accident prior to any contact with the police. 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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