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News Release

SIU Terminates Investigation in Napanee

Case Number: 05-PVI-118

TORONTO (15 August, 2005) --- On August 14, 2005, the Special Investigations Unit (SIU) was notified by the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) of an incident that occurred earlier that morning, involving officers from the Napanee detachment.

The SIU deployed four investigators to Napanee to investigate the circumstances surrounding a 22-year-old man's injury. Preliminary information from the investigation indicates that at approximately 6:00 a.m., officers observed a man in a Pontiac Sunfire car driving in a strange manner. Officers attempted to stop the car by setting up a roadblock and spike belts. The man was traveling southbound on River Road (County Road #9) when he struck a police cruiser, rolled the car into a ditch and struck a tree.

The man was taken to hospital for treatment. Medical tests concluded he suffered no serious injury.

Based on the evidence gathered to date, the Director of the SIU, James Cornish, has decided to terminate the investigation because of the absence of serious injury.

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