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Communiqué de presse

SIU Director Responds to Proposed New Legislation

Numéro du dossier: soa2017

Mississauga, ON (2 novembre 2017) ---
An announcement regarding the Safer Ontario Act, 2017 was made jointly today by Attorney General Yasir Naqvi and Marie-France Lalonde, Minister of Community Safety and Correctional Services. Special Investigations Unit Director Tony Loparco released this statement today regarding the proposed changes to the current Police Services Act

Director Loparco said, “The Special Investigations Unit wholeheartedly welcomes the SIU having independent legislation, a recommendation that has been made by our organization numerous times over the years. Not only will updated and separate legislation provide the Unit with the ability to conduct more rigorous and independent investigations, it will also allow for more transparency and accountability for policing and oversight as a whole. As well, new legislation will increase the SIU’s ability to adapt more quickly to circumstances as they change.

“With respect to all legislated changes, I am committing the SIU to take the steps required to implement those changes with the help of the increased resources that were deemed necessary by the Honourable Michael H. Tulloch earlier this year.”

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.

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