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No Basis to Proceed with Charges in Relation to Brampton Arrest

Case Number: 19-OCI-273

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SIU Investigating Arrest Connected to Brampton Collision

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Mississauga, ON (3 July, 2020) ---
On the evening of November 17, 2019, a 46-year-old man was a passenger in a Honda Civic involved in a collision with other vehicles at the intersection of Main and Queen Streets in Brampton. The man was arrested at the scene and taken to hospital, where he was diagnosed with a broken nose. The Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Joseph Martino, has determined there are no reasonable grounds to believe that a Peel Regional Police officer committed a criminal offence in connection with the man’s injury.

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