SIU Completes Investigation into Collision in Niagara Falls
Case Number: 07-OVI-244
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The SIU assigned three field investigators and one forensic identification technician to probe the circumstances of this incident.
The SIU investigation determined that at 4:10 p.m. November 29, 2007 an unmarked police vehicle being operated by a NRPS officer collided with another vehicle on Lundy's Lane near Kalar Road. Both drivers suffered non-life threatening injuries and were taken to hospital by ambulance for treatment.
Director Cornish said, "There are no reasonable grounds to believe the officer in this matter committed any criminal offence. The evidence indicates the driver of the civilian vehicle turned in front of the police vehicle, and the officer was unable to avoid the collision."
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.