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SIU finds charges not warranted against Barrie OPP officer

An investigation was conducted after an officer's vehicle collided with the rear end of a woman’s vehicle
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The Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Tony Loparco, has determined there are no reasonable grounds to lay criminal charges against an Ontario Provincial Police officer with the Barrie detachment in relation to the injuries sustained by a 37-year-old woman on Sept. 12, 2017.

Just after noon on this date, the officer, who was operating an undercover police vehicle, collided with the rear end of the woman’s vehicle.
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. It can be found here.

The SIU is an arm’s length agency that investigates reports involving police where there has been death, serious injury or allegations of sexual assault. Under the Police Services Act, the Director of the SIU must

  • consider whether an officer has committed a criminal offence  in connection with the incident under investigation
  • depending on the evidence, lay a criminal charge against the officer if appropriate or close the file without any charges being laid
  • report the results of any investigations to the Attorney General.