SIU Investigating Involvement of Guelph Police Service in Relation to Cambridge Multi-Vehicle Collision
Case Number: 21-OVI-166
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- In the evening hours of May 27, 2021, officers with the Guelph Police Service (GPS) were in Waterloo to conduct an investigation.
- At approximately 6:30 p.m., GPS officers in two separate vehicles were traveling westbound on Kossuth Road – en route to Kitchener – when an eastbound civilian vehicle collided with the first police vehicle in the area of Beaverdale Road. The civilian vehicle then struck the second vehicle which was being operated by a GPS officer.
- The driver of the civilian vehicle and the police officer from the second vehicle were transported to hospital for treatment of serious injuries.
The SIU is an independent government agency that investigates the conduct of officials (police officers as well as special constables with the Niagara Parks Commission and peace officers with the Legislative Protective Service) that may have resulted in death, serious injury, sexual assault and/or the discharge of a firearm at a person. All investigations are conducted by SIU investigators who are civilians. Under the Special Investigations Unit Act, the Director of the SIU must
- consider whether the official has committed a criminal offence in connection with the incident under investigation
- depending on the evidence, cause a criminal charge to be laid against the official where grounds exist for doing so, or close the file without any charges being laid
- publicly report the results of its investigations