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News Release

SIU Terminates Mount Brydges Investigation

Case Number: 19-OCI-003

Mississauga, ON (29 January, 2019) ---
The Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Tony Loparco, has terminated an investigation into an incident that occurred earlier this month in Mount Brydges.  

On the morning of January 2, 2019, a 16-year-old male was operating a vehicle in Mount Brydges. When he saw a Strathroy-Caradoc Police Service cruiser, he made a U-turn and left the area. The police cruiser did not follow. A short time later, the young man lost control of the vehicle and went into a ditch. He fled the scene on foot, but was later located by police. He was arrested and transported to hospital for treatment.

Director Loparco said, “The young person’s injuries resulted from his own actions and had nothing to do with the conduct of any police officer. As such, I have terminated the investigation into this incident.”

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