News Release

SIU Concludes Investigation into Centre Wellington Collision Following Police Pursuit

Case Number: 23-PVI-095   

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SIU Investigating Collision in Centre Wellington

Mississauga, ON (20 November, 2023) ---
On March 22, 2023, a 43-year-old man was seriously injured around the time of his arrest by Ontario Provincial Police officers in Centre Wellington. The OPP officers had been engaged in a motor vehicle pursuit of the man prior to the collision. On his assessment of the evidence, SIU Director Joseph Martino determined there were no reasonable grounds to believe that any officer committed a criminal offence in connection with the man’s injuries.

Full Director’s Report (with Incident Narrative, Evidence, and Analysis & Director’s Decision):

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

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Kristy Denette,
SIU Communications/Service des communications, UES