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No Criminal Wrongdoing Found in Relation to Arrest of Woman in King City by Peel Regional Police Officers

Case Number: 20-OCI-022   

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Mississauga, ON (16 June, 2020) ---
On January 31, 2020, criminal investigation bureau (CIB) officers from Peel Regional Police were following a stolen van. As the van entered the City of King, the driver lost control of the van and drove into a snowbank at 16th Sideroad and Dufferin Street. As the 31-year-old female driver and her passenger attempted to remove the van from the snowbank, CIB officers moved in to arrest them. The driver was later taken to hospital where she was found to have sustained a broken right-handed finger. The Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Joseph Martino, has determined there is no basis for proceeding with criminal charges in this case.

Full Director’s Report (with Incident Narrative, Evidence, and Analysis & Director’s Decision): 

The SIU is an independent government agency that investigates the conduct of officials (police officers as well as special constables with the Niagara Parks Commission and peace officers with the Legislative Protective Service) that may have resulted in death, serious injury, sexual assault and/or the discharge of a firearm at a person. All investigations are conducted by SIU investigators who are civilians. Under the Special Investigations Unit Act, the Director of the SIU must

  • consider whether the official has committed a criminal offence in connection with the incident under investigation
  • depending on the evidence, cause a criminal charge to be laid against the official where grounds exist for doing so, or close the file without any charges being laid
  • publicly report the results of its investigations

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Monica Hudon,
SIU Communications/Service des communications, UES
Telephone/No de téléphone: 416-622-2342 or/ou 1-800-787-8529 extension 2342