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Communiqué de presse

No Grounds to Proceed with Charges in Relation to Death of Motorcyclist in Richmond Hill

Numéro du dossier: 18-POD-270

Mississauga, ON (31 octobre 2019) ---
In the evening of September 9, 2018, OPP officers were dispatched to the northwest corner of the Highways 407 and 404 interchange following reports of a motorcycle in a ditch. Officers searched for the motorcycle’s operator and any evidence of a collision, but nothing was found. The officers left the scene. Later that night, a motorist reporting a person lying on the shoulder of the northbound ramp from eastbound Highway 407 to Highway 404, under the Highway 407 overpass. Officers responded to the scene and, with the help of an off-duty firefighter, rendered emergency first aid to the man. The man – later determined to be the operator of the motorcycle – was transported to hospital where he was pronounced dead. The Interim Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Joseph Martino, has determined there are no reasonable grounds to lay criminal charges in relation to this case.

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