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News Release

No Charges to Issue in Relation to Windsor Collision Between Motorized Scooter and Police Cruiser

Case Number: 19-OVI-211

Mississauga, ON (13 December, 2019) ---
On the morning of September 2, 2019, an 87-year-old man was on his motorized scooter at the Wyandotte Street East and McDougall Street intersection. He waited for a period of time at a red light and then proceeded into the crosswalk when the light in his direction turned green.  At the same time, a Windsor Police Service officer had embarked on a left-hand turn while south on McDougall intending to travel east on Wyandotte Street East.  The cruiser struck the scooter in the crosswalk. The Interim Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Joseph Martino, has determined there are no reasonable grounds to lay criminal charges against the officer in relation to the head injury sustained by the man.

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