SIU Closes Investigation of Cornwall Police #CCPS That was Never Reported from May 2018 – 061818

Editor’s NoteThis incident wasn’t reported by the CCPS or SIU when it occurred.   The SIU is only reporting its closure of its investigation because the injury wasn’t deemed serious enough.  It is not an exoneration or statement of innocence or guilt.

We media, nor the public at large,  would know about this event of the Cornwall Community Police Service which resulted in a man being taken to hospital after hitting his head on the ground during the interaction if not for this release by the SIU and follow up call to them to clarify.

This is why all calls to police services have to be available to the media and public.   To avoid the optics of cover ups and worse!   This has been an ongoing battle from this newspaper to gain more access to information from area police services.

Here is the SIU release unedited.

SIU Terminates Cornwall Investigation

Case Number: 18-OCI-148

Mississauga, ON (18 June, 2018) —

The Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Tony Loparco, has terminated an investigation into an interaction that occurred last month between an 18-year-old man and officers with the Cornwall Community Police Service (CCPS).
On the night of May 19, 2018, two CCPS officers were working paid duty for an event at the Best Western Hotel on Vincent Massey Drive. After hearing screaming from a vehicle in the parking lot, the officers went to investigate. As a result of the investigation, one individual from the vehicle was arrested. During the arrest, the man struck his head on the ground. He was transported by ambulance to the hospital for treatment.
Director Loparco said, “The medical evidence establishes the man did not suffer a serious injury. As such, I am terminating 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.


1 Comment

  1. …and again like I stated previously that their regular radio traffic should be un-encrypted. HIDE HIDE HIDE. they would have to answer to this incident if some media can listen in.

Leave a Reply