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News Release

No Basis to Lay Charges Against Police Officer in Relation to Collision in Kitchener

Case Number: 17-OVI-376

Mississauga, ON (19 December, 2018) ---
On December 24, 2017, a Waterloo Regional Police Service officer in Kitchener was investigating a U-Haul for a traffic violation. The driver of the U-Haul fled at a high rate of speed, and soon after, collided with another motor vehicle. An 84-year-old female passenger in this motor vehicle sustained a serious injury as a result of the collision. The Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Tony Loparco, has determined there are no reasonable grounds to lay criminal charges against a WRPS officer in relation to this incident. 

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

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