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News Release

SIU Terminates Investigation into Man’s Fall from Moving Vehicle at Ipperwash Camp Site

Case Number: 18-PVI-264

Mississauga, ON (18 October, 2018) ---
The Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Tony Loparco, has terminated an investigation into the serious injury sustained by an 18-year-old male last month.

At approximately 10:30 p.m. on September 2, 2018, an Ontario Provincial Police officer and an officer from the Anishinabek Police Service attended the Ipperwash Camp Site in response to a complaint that individuals were operating a vehicle while intoxicated. The officers located the pick-up truck and attempted to stop it. When the officers activated the emergency lights on their cruisers, the pick-up truck sped off. At this time, the 18-year-old male - who was riding on the roof of the truck – fell from the roof. He was transported to hospital for treatment of a leg injury.

SIU investigators attempted to speak with the man, but he refused to provide the SIU with a statement or otherwise cooperate with the investigation.

Director Loparco said, “it appears that the police conduct had nothing to do with the man’s injury. Further, the man will not meet with the SIU to provide a statement or otherwise assist the investigation. As such, 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, 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