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News Release

No Criminal Wrongdoing on Part of Officers in Relation to Guelph Collision

Case Number: 17-OVI-201

Mississauga, ON (12 December, 2018) ---
On August 3, 2017, an attempted bank robbery prompted a massive police response in the City of Guelph. In the meantime, the suspects robbed another bank. Soon after police located the suspect vehicle, it veered into the lot of a mechanic’s shop where it collided with a raised curb and pole. The Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Tony Loparco, has determined there are no reasonable grounds to lay criminal charges against a Guelph Police Service officer in relation to the serious injury sustained by one of the passengers in the vehicle. 

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

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