Niagara cop won’t face criminal charges after Brampton motorcyclist breaks leg

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Published September 13, 2021 at 10:00 am

A Niagara Region police officer will not face criminal charges despite being responsible for a traffic collision that sent a Brampton man to the hospital.

The Province’s Special Investigations Unit was called in to investigate the collision, which occurred June 2 near the intersection of Kennedy Rd. and Bovaird Dr.

The Niagara Region Police Services officer was in Brampton covertly trailing a suspect driving an unmarked 2008 pickup truck.

When he made a U-turn to continue his surveillance, the officer collided with the motorcycle, sending it skidding on the pavement for 10 metres and breaking the leg of the driver.

While the SIU laid the complete blame for the collision on the officer, the report said it was a momentary lapse in attention which did not warrant criminal charges.

The SIU is a civilian law enforcement agency that investigates incidents involving an official where there has been death, serious injury, the discharge of a firearm at a person or an allegation of sexual assault.

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