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News Release

Criminal Charges not Warranted in Relation to Multi-Vehicle Collision in Brampton

Case Number: 17-OVI-114

Mississauga, ON (5 June, 2018) --- During the evening hours of May 17, 2017, a 17-year-old male was driving his Volkswagen Jetta on Main Street North in Brampton. In an attempt to avoid a collision with a vehicle that had cut him off, the Jetta became involved in a collision with a Toyota 4Runner being operated by a 17-year-old female. The Jetta then struck a police cruiser. The drivers of both the Jetta and 4Runner sustained serious injuries. The Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Tony Loparco, has determined there are no reasonable grounds to lay criminal charges against the officer in relation to this incident.  
Full Director’s Report (with Incident Narrative, Evidence, and Analysis & Director’s Decision):https://www.ontario.ca/page/special-investigations-unit-siu-directors-reports.

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, 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