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News Release

No Criminal Charges in Relation to Wasaga Beach Collision

Case Number: 17-PVI-254

Mississauga, ON (12 October, 2018) ---
In the early morning hours of September 5, 2017, an Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) officer with the Huronia West detachment was involved in a brief suspect apprehension pursuit. A short time after the officer terminated the pursuit, the vehicle being pursued became involved in a collision with a second vehicle. The Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Tony Loparco, has determined there are no reasonable grounds to lay criminal charges against the OPP officer in relation to the serious injury sustained by the 57-year-old driver of the second vehicle.  

Full Director’s Report (with Incident Narrative, Evidence, and Analysis & Director’s Decision):https://www.ontario.ca/page/special-investigations-unit-siu-directors-reports. 

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. 

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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