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News Release

SIU Terminates Investigation into Ottawa Collision

Case Number: 19-OVI-132

Mississauga, ON (4 July, 2019) ---
The Interim Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Joseph Martino, has terminated an investigation into a collision that occurred in Ottawa last month.

In the afternoon hours of June 12, 2019, a 24-year-old man lost control of the vehicle he was operating on Vanier Parkway, veered onto a wide grassy boulevard, and slid into a ditch and rolled. Prior to this collision, Ottawa Police Service officers had been investigating the vehicle.

Interim Director Martino said, “The man was taken to hospital and subjected to many examinations, none of which were positive for the presence of a serious injury. As it is apparent based on the SIU preliminary inquiries that the SIU’s jurisdiction is not engaged, the investigation is hereby discontinued and the file closed.”

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