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News Release

Police had been Pursuing Jeep that Collided with Two Other Vehicles in Etobicoke; SIU Finds Criminal Charges not Warranted

Case Number: 17-TVI-035

Mississauga, ON (18 May, 2018) ---
In February of 2017, Toronto Police Service officers stopped a Jeep in order to identify the driver. When officers approached the Jeep, the driver fled. A pursuit commenced, and a short time later, the Jeep struck two vehicles in the area of Dundas Srteet West and Burnhamthorpe Road. A serious injury was sustained by the driver of one of the struck vehicles. The Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Tony Loparco, has determined there are no reasonable grounds to lay criminal charges against any Toronto Police Service officer in relation to this incident.

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