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Man’s Injury Not Caused by Police; SIU Terminates Bayham Township Investigation

Numéro du dossier: 18-PCI-299

Mississauga, ON (15 février 2019) ---
The Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Tony Loparco, has terminated the investigation into an interaction that occurred last year between an Ontario Provincial Police officer and a 35-year-old man in Bayham Township.

At approximately 11:00p.m. on Friday, October 5, 2018, the man was driving a pickup truck with three passengers along Richmond Road in Bayham Township when he lost control of the truck and collided with a tree.  The man exited the vehicle and fled the scene on foot, but was located by a responding OPP officer a short distance away. He was arrested and transported to hospital for treatment where he was diagnosed with a fracture to his left arm.   

Director Loparco said, “The evidence clearly establishes that the man’s injury was sustained prior to any interaction with police.  Accordingly, I have terminated the investigation into this incident.”


L’UES est un organisme indépendant qui enquête sur des rapports d’incidents impliquant des policiers et qui ont causé la mort ou une blessure grave, ou qui comportent des allégations d’agression sexuelle. En vertu de la Loi sur les services policiers, le directeur de l’UES est tenu :

  • de déterminer si un policier a commis un acte criminel lié à l’incident faisant l’objet de l’enquête;
  • compte tenu des éléments de preuve, de déposer une accusation au criminel contre le policier, le cas échéant, ou de fermer le dossier sans déposer un chef d’accusation;
  • de faire rapport des résultats de toute enquête au procureur général.

Read this news release in English.

Jasbir Dhillon, jasbir.dhillon@ontario.ca
SIU Communications/Service des communications, UES
Telephone/No de téléphone: 416-622-2342 or/ou 1-800-787-8529 extension 2342