Mississauga – The Director of the Special Investigations Unit (SIU), Tony Loparco, has reasonable grounds to believe that a Kingston Police officer committed criminal offences in relation to the serious injuries sustained by a 39-year-old man in September of 2018. Director Loparco has caused charges to be laid against the officer.
- One count of dangerous driving causing bodily harm, contrary to s. 249 (3);
- One count of criminal negligence causing bodily harm, contrary to s. 221;
- One count of attempt to obstruct justice, contrary to s. 139 (2);
- One count of assault with weapon, contrary to s. 267(a); and
- One count of breach of trust, contrary to s. 122.
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.