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News Release

SIU Terminates Investigation into Collision between Taxi and Police Cruiser in Brampton

Case Number: 17-OVI-266

Mississauga, ON (27 October, 2017) ---
The Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Tony Loparco, has terminated an investigation into a September 2017 collision that occurred between  a Peel Regional Police (PRP) cruiser and a taxi in Brampton.

At approximately 2 p.m. on September 20, 2017, a PRP cruiser was involved in a collision with a taxi in the area of Bramalea Road and Bovaird Drive East. A passenger in the taxi – a 30-year-old man – was transported to hospital for treatment.
  
Director Loparco said, “Medical testing confirmed the man did not suffer a serious injury. As such, this investigation has been terminated.”

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. 

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