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Communiqué de presse

No Reasonable Grounds to Charge Police Officer in Relation to Ottawa Collision that Resulted in a Young Person Being Seriously Injured

Numéro du dossier: 17-OVI-295

Mississauga, ON (30 novembre 2018) ---
On the afternoon of October 11, 2017, an Ottawa Police Service officer was operating radar on Hunt Club Road when he observed a vehicle being driven at a high rate of speed. The officer gave pursuit of the vehicle, and the vehicle pulled over. As the officer approached the vehicle, the driver sped off and soon after was involved in a collision. The Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Tony Loparco, has determined there are no reasonable grounds to lay criminal charges against the police officer in relation to the serious injury sustained by a 16-year-old male who was a passenger in the vehicle. 

Full Director’s Report (with Incident Narrative, Evidence, and Analysis & Director’s Decision):https://www.ontario.ca/page/special-investigations-unit-siu-directors-reports.â 

The Director’s Report was delivered to the Attorney General, as is required by law under the Police Services Act. The Attorney General has directed that the document be posted online. 

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