OPP Officer Charged in Relation to Collision in Johnstown
Case Number: 16-PVI-150
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Mississauga, ON (16 December, 2016) —
The Director of the Special Investigations Unit (SIU), Tony Loparco, has reasonable grounds to believe an Ontario Provincial Police officer committed a criminal offence in relation to the injuries sustained by a man in June of 2016. Director Loparco has caused a charge to be laid against the officer.
On Friday, June 10, 2016, the SIU investigated a collision between an OPP police vehicle and a civilian vehicle on County Road 2 at Mary Street.
As a result of the SIU investigation, OPP Constable Timothy Jackson is facing one count of dangerous driving causing bodily harm, contrary to s. 249(3) of the Criminal Code.
The officer is required to appear before the Ontario Court of Justice at 41 Court House Square in Brockville on January 6, 2017.
The matter is now properly before the courts. In consideration of the fair trial interests of the accused, the SIU will make no further comment pertaining to this investigation.
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.