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News Release

Peel Regional Police Officer Charged

Case Number: 14-OCI-044

Mississauga (23 May, 2014) --- The Director of the Special Investigations Unit (SIU), Tony Loparco, has reasonable grounds to believe that a Peel Regional Police (PRP) officer committed a criminal offence in relation to the injuries suffered by a 22-year-old man in February of this year. Director Loparco has caused a charge to be laid against the officer.

The charge relates to an exchange that occurred between the man and the officer at the intersection of Cliff Road and Mississauga Valley Blvd, in Mississauga.
As a result of the SIU investigation, PRP Constable Tomasz Laskowski is facing one charge of Assault Causing Bodily Harm, contrary to s. 267(b) of the Criminal Code of Canada

The officer is required to appear before the Ontario Court of Justice at 7755 Hurontario Street, Brampton, on July 7, 2014.  The Justice Prosecutions branch of the Ministry of the Attorney General will have carriage of the prosecution.

As this matter is now before the courts, and in consideration of the fair trial interests of the charged officer and the community, the SIU will make no further comment pertaining to this investigation. 

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. Under the Police Services Act, the Director of the SIU must

  • consider whether an officer has committed a criminal offence  in connection with the incident under investigation
  • depending on the evidence, lay a criminal charge against the officer if appropriate or close the file without any charges being laid
  • report the results of any investigations to the Attorney General. 

Jasbir Dhillon, jasbir.dhillon@ontario.ca
SIU Communications/Service des communications, UES
Telephone/No de téléphone: 416-622-2342 or/ou 1-800-787-8529 extension 2342