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News Release

Investigation involving Bicyclist Struck by Toronto Police Service Cruiser Ends with No Charges

Case Number: 16-TVI-197

Mississauga, ON (26 October, 2017) ---
The Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Tony Loparco, has determined that no charges will issue in a case in which a 39-year-old bicyclist ran a red light and was struck by a police cruiser in Toronto. 
The Director’s Report was delivered to the Attorney General, as is required by law under the Police Services Act. The Attorney General has directed that the document be posted online. It can be found at https://www.ontario.ca/page/special-investigations-unit-siu-directors-reports.

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