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News Release

Charges not Warranted in Relation to London Collision Between Cruiser and Civilian Vehicle

Case Number: 20-OVI-191

Mississauga, ON (18 September, 2020) ---
On July 30, 2020, a 47-year-old woman was driving a vehicle south on Adelaide Street North approaching the roadway’s intersection with Nelson Street. At the same time, a London Police Service was on-duty and traveling north on Adelaide Street North toward Nelson Street. His intention was to proceed straight through the intersection. Each vehicle entered the intersection on a green light. They collided as the woman’s vehicle turned left in front of the police cruiser. The woman was transported by ambulance to hospital where she was diagnosed with a fracture to the radial bone in one of her arms. The Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Joseph Martino, has determined there is no basis for proceeding with charges in this case, and the file is closed.

Full Director’s Report (with Incident Narrative, Evidence, and Analysis & Director’s Decision): 

The SIU is a civilian agency that investigates reports involving police where there has been death, serious injury or an allegation 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 investigations to the Attorney General.

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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