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News Release

No Criminal Wrongdoing in Relation to Motorcycle Crash in Guelph

Case Number: 18-OVI-151

Mississauga, ON (7 May, 2019) ---
In the evening of May 21, 2018, a Guelph Police Service officer activated his emergency lighting system and attempted to stop a motorcycle in order to determine whether or not it was a motorcycle that had been reported stolen. Rather than stopping, the man sped off. At the intersection of Brant and Delaware Avenues, the man lost control of the motorcycle, causing it to slip out from under him. He then slid across the roadway and struck the opposite curb. The Interim Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Joseph Martino, has determined there are no reasonable grounds to lay criminal charges against the officer who had been investigating the motorcycle. 

Full Director’s Report (with Incident Narrative, Evidence, and Analysis & Director’s Decision):https://www.siu.on.ca/en/directors_reports.php. 

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