News Release

No Basis to Charge OPP Officer in Relation to Bonfield Collision

Case Number: 17-PVI-371

Mississauga, ON (6 December, 2018) ---
On December 22, 2017, a police vehicle was involved in a collision with a civilian vehicle in the area of Trout Pond Road and Highway 17 in Bonfield. The 25-year-old driver of the vehicle sustained serious injuries. The Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Tony Loparco, has determined there are no reasonable grounds to lay criminal charges against the driver of the police vehicle in relation to the serious injuries sustained. 

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

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