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News Release

SIU Looking to Identify Two Witnesses to a Collision Involving the Peel Regional Police

Case Number: 08-OVI-238

TORONTO (28 November, 2008) --- The Special Investigations Unit (SIU) is looking for two potential witnesses, including one who may have used a camera phone to record events surrounding a collision between a Peel Regional Police cruiser and a cyclist earlier this month.

The incident occurred Friday November 7, 2008 shortly after 12:00 noon on Brandon Gate Drive just east of Goreway Drive in the Malton area of Mississauga. A uniformed Peel Regional Police officer, driving a marked cruiser, was attempting to stop a 24-year-old man on a bicycle for an investigation when the collision took place on the sidewalk. The cyclist was treated for a broken knee.

The SIU is looking for potential witnesses; in particular, an individual who is believed to have recorded the incident on a camera phone. In addition, the SIU would also like to speak to the driver of a white, construction-type van who stopped to render assistance to police and the injured man.

A team of six SIU personnel, including forensic and field investigators, responded to the intersection of Brandon Gate Drive and Goreway Drive where the scene was examined. A number of civilian witnesses were located and interviewed during a canvass of the area.
The van driver, the individual with the camera phone and anyone else who may have witnessed this incident or who may have any information about it, is asked

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. 

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