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Police Watchdog Says No Charges Against Peterborough Police Officer After High-Speed Crash that Killed One Man, 19, Injured Two Others

PETERBOROUGH-The Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Joseph Martino, has found no reasonable grounds to believe that a Peterborough Police Service officer committed a criminal offence in connection with the death of a 19-year-old man and serious injuries suffered by two other people in a collision last August.

According to the SIU on the evening of August 6, 2021, the officer was conducting speed enforcement on County Road 28 in Fraserville when he attempted to stop the driver of a Honda Civic for speeding. There was a brief chase before the officer disengaged according to the SIU. The Civic then struck a pickup truck. A male passenger died at the scene, and two other passengers, a 15-year-old girl and a 19-year-old man, suffered serious injuries.
investigation revealed that the vehicle was being operated southbound on County Road 28 and was overtaking a 2004 Dodge Ram that was turning left when the collision occurred. Neither the passenger nor the driver of the truck were seriously injured.
Director Martino found that the officer “comported himself with due care and regard for public safety in the course of the brief chase”. He said there was also no evidence to suggest that the officer was ever close to the vehicle. The file has been closed.
Read more about the investigation here: https://siu.on.ca/en/directors_report_details.php?drid=1706

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Pamela VanMeer is a two time winner of the prestigious Radio Television Digital News Association (RTDNA) Award. Her investigative reports on abuse in Long Term Care Homes garnered international attention for the issue and won the Ron Laidlaw Award. She is a former reporter and anchor at CHEX News, now Global Peterborough and helped launch the New CHEX Daily, a daily half hour talk show. While at CHCH News in Hamilton she covered some of the biggest news stories of the day.

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