PETERBOROUGH-A Peterborough Police officer will not face charges after a crash that left two people dead in January.
On the evening of January 28, 2022, a police officer, while travelling eastward on Lansdowne Street en route to another call for service, had noticed an Infiniti accelerating past their cruiser in the area of the Park Street intersection. The officer executed a U-turn after deciding to stop the Infiniti for a traffic infraction, activated their emergency lights, and accelerated after the Infiniti according to the Special Investigations Unit (SIU). Shortly after, the officer abandoned the pursuit. In the area of Lansdowne Street and Webber Avenue, the Infiniti struck a traffic light signal pole and rear-ended a Nissan Qashqai. Two occupants from the Infiniti – a 38-year-old man and 48-year-old man – were extricated from the vehicle by first responders and sent to hospital. Both were subsequently pronounced deceased.
SIU Director Joseph Martino concluded there were no reasonable grounds to believe that the officer transgressed the limits of care prescribed by the criminal law in their brief engagement with the Infiniti.
As there was no basis for proceeding with criminal charges in this case, the file has been closed.
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