OPP Officer Charged In Orillia Shooting

The Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Joseph Martino, has reasonable grounds to believe that an OPP officer committed criminal offences in relation to a shooting that occurred in August of 2022 in Orillia.
The SIU investigation found that on August 20, 2022, OPP officers became involved in a pursuit with a pickup truck. In the area of Highway 11 and Sundial Drive, the pickup truck became involved in a collision. Both occupants from the pickup truck exited the vehicle. Shortly after, one officer discharged his firearm and an 18-year-old man – one of the occupants – was struck. He was transported to hospital for treatment of a serious injury.
As a result of the SIU investigation, OPP Constable Michael Walli is facing the following charges under the Criminal Code:
  • One count of criminal negligence causing bodily harm
  • One count of careless use of firearm
  • One count of assault causing bodily harm
  • One count of assault using a weapon
Cst Walli is required to appear before the Ontario Court of Justice at 700 Memorial Avenue in Orillia on March 28, 2023.


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