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SIU Kingston Police officer facing charges for collision with cyclist

Following its investigation, the Special Investigations Unit (SIU) has charged Kingston Police Const. Daniel Attwood in relation to a collision between a police cruiser and a cyclist that occurred in September of 2018.

“The Director of the Special Investigations Unit (SIU), Tony Loparco, has reasonable grounds to believe that a Kingston Police officer committed criminal offences in relation to the serious injuries sustained by a 39-year-old man in September of 2018. Director Loparco has caused charges to be laid against the officer,” the SIU said in its report.

The investigation found that, on Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2018, a man was cycling southbound on Portsmouth Avenue when he was approached by a Kingston Police officer. The officer pulled up beside the cyclist and asked him to stop. The man did not stop and, shortly thereafter, the cruiser struck the cyclist, causing him to be thrown from his bicycle. The man sustained serious injuries.

The full story on the initial incident, which explains that the civilian man was in fact charged with impaired driving after having driven his car until the wheels fell off and then fleeing on a bicycle, is available here.

As a result of the SIU investigation, Attwood is facing the following charges under the Criminal Code:

  • One count of dangerous driving causing bodily harm, contrary to s. 249 (3);
  • One count of criminal negligence causing bodily harm, contrary to s. 221;
  • One count of attempt to obstruct justice, contrary to s. 139 (2);
  • One count of assault with weapon, contrary to s. 267(a); and
  • One count of breach of trust, contrary to s. 122.

Attwood was arrested by members of the SIU, and later released. He is required to appear before the Ontario Court of Justice in Kingston on Thursday, Mar. 21, 2019.

 

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.

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4 thoughts on “SIU Kingston Police officer facing charges for collision with cyclist

  • March 5, 2019 at 8:42 am
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    Suspension with pay oughta fix this here guy’s attitude ! The guy on the bike posed a threat and he reacted as Cops do, with violence thinking to be above the law they are hired to serve and protect,
    Hmmm, let’s see, about two or three years suspension and cop quits after his charges are withdrawn.

  • March 5, 2019 at 12:37 pm
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    This is LUDICROUS! Every time the police try to do their job & protect the public from creeps, they have the ropes tightened a little more on their wrists behind their backs! The DRUNK got what he deserved! Thank GOD he didn’t kill someone!

  • July 22, 2019 at 5:43 am
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    Attwood thinks cuz he is a member of the police force which we look to to be far and up hold our law with out prejudices took it to far and thought that the badge gave him the green light to do as he plzs and that’s said as we trust the police to do the job and the responsibilities that the job comes with at a higher standard then a average person, not to be reckless and not think the rules dont apply to him , police are people like us all must follow the laws not think the badge is a batman cap and do as he plzs to up hold the law, this been more once that I’ve heard of this officer in news about his conduct all I know if I did what he has been accused of they wanna throw away key. It’s sad as our men and women of the Kingston police are a great group people doing hard job and u have a officer as Atwood do things like this makes people wonder as old saying goes one bad apple can be a spoiler but. Policeing is a hard walk the line job and we expect the men and women walk the same line as all of us regular kingstonians it’s a great city with amazing people keeping it safe .Attwood acting as batman is not a good shadow sent over the rest who are doing a hard job .

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