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News Release

SIU Lays Charge against Ontario Provincial Police Officer with Peterborough Detachment in Relation to Collision

Case Number: 18-PVI-035

Mississauga, ON (1 October, 2018) ---
The Director of the Special Investigations Unit (SIU), Tony Loparco, has reasonable grounds to believe that an Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) officer with the Peterborough detachment committed a criminal offence in relation to a collision that occurred in Otonabee-South Monaghan Township in February of 2018. As a result, Director Loparco has caused a charge to be laid against the officer.    

An SIU investigation found the following:
  • At approximately 5:25 p.m. on February 6, 2018, an OPP officer was traveling eastbound on Highway 7, en route to a call.
  • In the area of Highway 7 and Highway 28, the police cruiser became involved in a collision with another vehicle.
  • The driver of the civilian vehicle – a 46-year-old man – sustained serious injuries and was transported to a Peterborough hospital for treatment. He was then airlifted to Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre.

As a result of the SIU investigation, OPP Constable Miriam Green is facing one count of dangerous driving causing bodily harm, contrary to s. 249(3) of the Criminal Code.

The officer is required to appear before the Ontario Court of Justice at 70 Simcoe Street in Peterborough on October 18, 2018. 

The matter is now properly before the courts. In consideration of the fair trial interests of the accused, the SIU will make no further comment pertaining to this investigation.  

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, monica.hudon@ontario.ca
SIU Communications/Service des communications, UES
Telephone/No de téléphone: 416-622-2342 or/ou 1-800-787-8529 extension 2342