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News Release

SIU Investigating Incident where a Peel Regional Police Cruiser Struck an Officer

Case Number: 16-OVI-225

Mississauga, ON (28 August, 2016) ---
The province’s Special Investigations Unit is investigating an incident in which a Peel Regional Police officer was seriously injured when he was struck by a Peel cruiser.

Preliminary information suggests the following:
  • Just before 10:00 a.m., a Peel police officer was working a paid duty assignment at the intersection of Mississauga Road and Barbertown Road.   
  • At the same time, police received a call about a break and enter in progress.
  • Cruisers were responding to the call and were travelling north on Mississauga Road.
  • At Barbertown Road, one cruiser struck the officer who was engaged in the paid duty assignment.
  • The officer was rushed to Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre with serious injuries.  
    
Seven investigators and four forensic investigators have been assigned to investigate this incident.

The SIU is urging anyone who may have witnessed the incident to contact the lead investigator at 1-800-787-8529. 

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. 

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Jason Gennaro, jason.gennaro@ontario.ca
SIU Communications/Service des communications, UES
Telephone/No de téléphone: 416-641-1897 or/ou 1-800-787-8529 extension 1897