News Release

Man’s Injury not Serious; SIU Terminates Niagara Falls Collision Investigation

Case Number: 18-OVI-042

Mississauga, ON (9 March, 2018) ---
The Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Tony Loparco, has terminated an investigation into a collision that occurred in Niagara Falls last month.

Shortly before noon on February 12, 2018 – at the intersection of Valley Way and Portage Road – a Niagara Regional Police Service tactical vehicle became involved in a collision with a vehicle being operated by a 71-year-old man. As a result of feeling pain, the man later attended hospital.

Director Loparco said, “The medical evidence establishes that the man did not suffer a serious injury. Accordingly, I have terminated the investigation into this incident.”

The SIU is an independent government agency that investigates the conduct of officials (police officers as well as special constables with the Niagara Parks Commission and peace officers with the Legislative Protective Service) that may have resulted in death, serious injury, sexual assault and/or the discharge of a firearm at a person. All investigations are conducted by SIU investigators who are civilians. Under the Special Investigations Unit Act, the Director of the SIU must

  • consider whether the official has committed a criminal offence in connection with the incident under investigation
  • depending on the evidence, cause a criminal charge to be laid against the official where grounds exist for doing so, or close the file without any charges being laid
  • publicly report the results of its investigations

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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