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No Criminal Offence Committed in Relation to Woman’s Injury in Kitchener

Case Number: 18-OCI-168   

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SIU Investigating after Woman Struck by Vehicle in Kitchener

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Mississauga, ON (20 June, 2019) ---
On June 5, 2018, a 21-year-old woman fractured her leg when she tried to evade police officers in Kitchener by jumping into a utility trailer being towed by a moving vehicle. Prior to the woman jumping into the trailer, two Waterloo Regional Police Service officers had been pursuing the woman on foot. The Interim Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Joseph Martino, has determined there are no reasonable grounds to lay criminal charges against either officer in relation to this incident.

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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Monica Hudon,
SIU Communications/Service des communications, UES
Telephone/No de téléphone: 416-622-2342 or/ou 1-800-787-8529 extension 2342