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News Release

No Reasonable Grounds to Charge Police Officer in Relation to Ottawa Collision that Resulted in a Young Person Being Seriously Injured

Case Number: 17-OVI-295

Mississauga, ON (30 November, 2018) ---
On the afternoon of October 11, 2017, an Ottawa Police Service officer was operating radar on Hunt Club Road when he observed a vehicle being driven at a high rate of speed. The officer gave pursuit of the vehicle, and the vehicle pulled over. As the officer approached the vehicle, the driver sped off and soon after was involved in a collision. The Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Tony Loparco, has determined there are no reasonable grounds to lay criminal charges against the police officer in relation to the serious injury sustained by a 16-year-old male who was a passenger in the vehicle. 

Full Director’s Report (with Incident Narrative, Evidence, and Analysis & Director’s Decision):â 

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