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News Release

No Criminal Charges Warranted after Driver Being Investigated by Police Drove Through a Fence and Struck a Residence

Case Number: 17-TVI-109

Mississauga, ON (10 May, 2018) ---
Shortly before midnight on May 12, 2017, Toronto Police Service officers attempted to stop a vehicle for Highway Traffic Act violations in the area of McNicoll Avenue and Morningside Avenue. The vehicle drove off at a high rate of speed, and when attempting a left hand turn, the vehicle left the roadway, drove through a fence and struck a residence. The 28-year-old driver of the vehicle was transported to hospital and diagnosed with a serious injury. The Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Tony Loparco, has determined there are no reasonable grounds to lay criminal charges against a Toronto Police Service officer in this case.
Full Director’s Report (with Incident Narrative, Evidence, and Analysis & Director’s Decision):

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. 

The SIU is an independent civilian 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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Monica Hudon,
SIU Communications/Service des communications, UES
Telephone/No de téléphone: 416-622-2342 or/ou 1-800-787-8529 extension 2342