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News Release

Ontario Provincial Police Officer Charged

Case Number: 05-PCI-037

TORONTO (12 September, 2005) --- The Director of the Special Investigations Unit (SIU), James Cornish, has caused criminal charges to be laid against an Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) officer from the Napanee detachment.

On March 26, 2005, Constable Hagerman arrested James Hogle on Advance Avenue in Napanee. During the course of the arrest, Mr. Hogle suffered a broken collarbone. He was taken to Lennox and Addington County General Hospital and the OPP notified the SIU of the incident.

Based on the evidence from the SIU investigation, the Director concluded there are reasonable grounds to believe that Constable David Hagerman of the OPP committed the offence of assault causing bodily harm, contrary to Section 267(b) of the Criminal Code of Canada.

A summons has been issued requiring Cst Hagerman to appear at the Ontario Court of Justice in Napanee on October 4, 2005, to answer to the charges. Justice Prosecutions of the Ministry of the Attorney General will have carriage of the prosecution.

As this matter is now before the courts, 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. 

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