News Release

No Charges to Issue in Relation to Kirkland Lake Collision Between Police Vehicle and Pickup Truck

Case Number: 18-PVI-080

Mississauga, ON (19 February, 2019) ---
On March 13, 2018, an Ontario Provincial Police officer was driving an unmarked police vehicle on Duncan Avenue South, approaching Kirkland Street. As the officer began to execute a left turn onto Kirkland Street, a pickup truck driving behind struck the police vehicle. The officer was transported to hospital and diagnosed with a concussion, and the truck driver was later also diagnosed with a concussion. The Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Tony Loparco, has determined there are no reasonable grounds to lay criminal charges against the officer in relation to the serious injury sustained by the 56-year-old pickup truck driver. 

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