OPP officer involved in fatal collision won’t be charged

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OPP officer involved in fatal collision won’t be charged

Postby Thomas » Thu Dec 24, 2020 4:16 am

Midland OPP officer involved in fatal collision won’t be charged

The Southern Georgian Bay OPP officer who struck and killed a 35-year-old man in Midland on Sept. 29 has been cleared of criminal wrongdoing.

The province’s Special Investigations Unit (SIU) concluded its investigation into the fatal collision on Dec. 23, reporting it found no basis to proceed with criminal charges.

“While there are reasonable grounds to believe that the officer, particularly with respect to her speed in bad weather and lighting conditions, operated her cruiser in a dangerous fashion, (SIU director Joseph Martino) is not satisfied that the officer’s transgressions on balance rose to the level of criminal conduct,” stated the report.

Just after midnight on Sept. 29, a 35-year-old Pembroke man and a friend were walking on Highway 12 near the Jones Road intersection. As they were crossing the street diagonally toward the southeast corner of the intersection, an OPP officer operating a police SUV entered the intersection and struck the man.

The officer had entered the intersection on a green light.

Despite life-saving efforts by the officer, other police officers and paramedics, the man was declared dead at the scene.

Four investigators, two forensic investigators and one collision reconstructionist from the SIU were assigned to the case. The intersection was blocked off until 2 p.m. on Sept. 29 to allow for a thorough investigation.

The report notes the officer had been speeding prior to the collision. The vehicle's speed was between 72 kilometres per hour, which was just before impact, and 76 km/h, which was just after impact. The posted speed limit at the intersection is 60 km/h.

The man's body was thrown 27 metres and came to rest on the grass east of Jones Road.

The SIU found no evidence of pre-impact braking.

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Police watchdog lays no charges against OPP after fatal Midl

Postby Thomas » Thu Dec 24, 2020 4:18 am

Police watchdog lays no charges against OPP after fatal Midland collision

'There are reasonable grounds to believe that the officer ... operated her cruiser in a dangerous fashion,' but actions did not rise 'to level of criminal conduct'

MISSISSAUGA – Just after midnight on Sept. 29, 2020, a 35-year-old man and a friend were on foot on Highway 12 near its intersection with Jones Road in Midland.

At about the same time, an Ontario Provincial Police officer was operating a police SUV east on Highway 12 toward Jones Road. As the officer approached and entered the intersection, the officer struck the 35-year-old man.

The man had been walking diagonally toward the southeast corner of the intersection at the time.

The officer had entered the intersection on a green light. Despite life-saving efforts by the officer, other police officers and paramedics, the man succumbed to his injuries at the scene.

The Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Joseph Martino, has determined that while there are reasonable grounds to believe that the officer, particularly with respect to her speed in bad weather and lighting conditions, operated her cruiser in a dangerous fashion, he is not satisfied that the officer’s transgressions on balance rose to the level of criminal conduct.

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Officer involved in pedestrian fatality in Midland cleared b

Postby Thomas » Thu Dec 24, 2020 4:19 am

Officer involved in pedestrian fatality in Midland cleared by Ontario’s police watchdog

Ontario’s police watchdog says it has cleared a provincial police officer after a collision killed a pedestrian in late September.

Joseph Martino, the director of the Special Investigations Unit, says that although the officer drove her cruiser dangerously, it was not at a criminal level.

A 35-year-old man and his friend were walking through an intersection in Midland, Ont., just after midnight when the man was struck by an Ontario Provincial Police SUV.

The SIU says that the man had been walking diagonally through the intersection and that the officer had entered the intersection on a green light.

It says that despite life-saving efforts by the officer, other police officers and paramedics, the man died at the scene.

Martino says the officer’s speed in bad weather and poor lighting was dangerous but not criminal.

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Ontario's police watchdog clears officer in pedestrian fatal

Postby Thomas » Thu Dec 24, 2020 4:19 am

Ontario's police watchdog clears officer in pedestrian fatality in Midland, Ont.

Ontario's police watchdog says it has cleared a provincial police officer after a collision killed a pedestrian in late September.

Joseph Martino, the director of the Special Investigations Unit, says that although the officer drove her cruiser dangerously, it was not at a criminal level.

A 35-year-old man and his friend were walking through an intersection in Midland, Ont., just after midnight when the man was struck by an Ontario Provincial Police SUV.

The SIU says that the man had been walking diagonally through the intersection and that the officer had entered the intersection on a green light.

It says that despite life-saving efforts by the officer, other police officers and paramedics, the man died at the scene.

Martino says the officer's speed in bad weather and poor lighting was dangerous but not criminal.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published Dec. 23, 2020.

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SIU clears police officer in fatal car crash

Postby Thomas » Thu Dec 24, 2020 4:20 am

Ontario's police watchdog clears officer in pedestrian fatality in Midland, Ont.

Ontario's police watchdog says it has cleared a provincial police officer after a collision killed a pedestrian in late September.

Joseph Martino, the director of the Special Investigations Unit, says that although the officer drove her cruiser dangerously, it was not at a criminal level.

A 35-year-old man and his friend were walking through an intersection in Midland, Ont., just after midnight when the man was struck by an Ontario Provincial Police SUV.

The SIU says that the man had been walking diagonally through the intersection and that the officer had entered the intersection on a green light.

It says that despite life-saving efforts by the officer, other police officers and paramedics, the man died at the scene.

Martino says the officer's speed in bad weather and poor lighting was dangerous but not criminal.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published Dec. 23, 2020.

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