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As Officer’s Driving was not Dangerous, was Reasonable and did not Contribute to King City Collision, SIU Finds No Grounds to Believe Officer Committed Criminal Offence

Case Number: 18-PVI-028   

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Mississauga, ON (23 January, 2019) ---
On February 1, 2018, an Ontario Provincial Police officer attempted to stop a driver in King City after witnessing her run a red light, drive in the wrong direction on a roadway and veer to avoid signs. Almost immediately after the officer activated his lights and made a U-turn, the vehicle crashed into a concrete pillar. The Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Tony Loparco, has determined there are no reasonable grounds to lay criminal charges against the officer in relation to injuries sustained by the woman as a result of the collision.

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

The SIU is an independent government agency that investigates the conduct of officials (police officers as well as special constables with the Niagara Parks Commission and peace officers with the Legislative Protective Service) that may have resulted in death, serious injury, sexual assault and/or the discharge of a firearm at a person. All investigations are conducted by SIU investigators who are civilians. Under the Special Investigations Unit Act, the Director of the SIU must

  • consider whether the official has committed a criminal offence in connection with the incident under investigation
  • depending on the evidence, cause a criminal charge to be laid against the official where grounds exist for doing so, or close the file without any charges being laid
  • publicly report the results of its investigations

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