Durham Regional Police Service Officer Charged with Careless Use of a Firearm

On April 16, 2021, Durham Regional Police Service (DRPS) officers responded to a call regarding a theft that had reportedly occurred at an LCBO in Oshawa.

The responding officers located the suspects’ vehicle in a plaza parking lot. As the police officers approached the vehicle, the driver drove forward and proceeded east along a walkway. One of the officers discharged his firearm multiple times.

As a result of the SIU investigation, Cst Kevin Wintle has been charged with careless use of a firearm contrary to section 86 (1) of the Criminal Code.

Cst Wintle is required to appear before the Ontario Court of Justice in Oshawa on July 8, 2021.

The matter is now properly before the courts. In consideration of the fair trial interests of the accused, the SIU will make no further comment pertaining to this investigation.

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