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Communiqué de presse

No Criminal Wrongdoing in Relation to Motorcycle Crash in Guelph

Numéro du dossier: 18-OVI-151

Mississauga, ON (7 mai 2019) ---
In the evening of May 21, 2018, a Guelph Police Service officer activated his emergency lighting system and attempted to stop a motorcycle in order to determine whether or not it was a motorcycle that had been reported stolen. Rather than stopping, the man sped off. At the intersection of Brant and Delaware Avenues, the man lost control of the motorcycle, causing it to slip out from under him. He then slid across the roadway and struck the opposite curb. The Interim Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Joseph Martino, has determined there are no reasonable grounds to lay criminal charges against the officer who had been investigating the motorcycle. 

Full Director’s Report (with Incident Narrative, Evidence, and Analysis & Director’s Decision):https://www.siu.on.ca/en/directors_reports.php. 

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