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News Release

SIU Terminates Cambridge Investigation into Motorcycle Collision

Case Number: 18-OVI-261

Mississauga, ON (1 November, 2018) ---
The Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Tony Loparco, has terminated an investigation into the serious injuries sustained by a 39-year-old man in Cambridge in September of 2018.

At approximately 1:30 a.m. on September 2, 2018, a Waterloo Regional Police Service officer observed a motorcycle traveling on Elgin Street, in the area of Myers Road. When the officer attempted to stop the motorcycle, the motorcycle operator fled. The officer opted not to follow. A short time later, a motorcycle was located in a ditch on Cheese Factory Road, north of Waynco Road. The man was transported to hospital for treatment of serious injuries.

Director Loparco said, “The evidence makes clear that the single vehicle collision resulting in the man’s injury had nothing to do with the conduct of any police officer. Accordingly, I have terminated the investigation into this incident.”

The SIU is an independent civilian 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,
SIU Communications/Service des communications, UES
Telephone/No de téléphone: 416-622-2342 or/ou 1-800-787-8529 extension 2342