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News Release

SIU Appeals for Witnesses to Collision between a Police Vehicle and a Cyclist in Mississauga

Case Number: 08-OVI-238

TORONTO (10 November, 2008) --- The Special Investigations Unit (SIU) is appealing for witnesses to a collision between a Peel Regional Police cruiser and a cyclist.

The collision occurred on Friday November 7, 2008 at approximately 12:50 p.m. on Brandon Gate Drive just east of Goreway Drive in the Malton area of Mississauga. The officer driving a marked cruiser was attempting to stop a 24-year-old man on a bicycle for investigation when the collision occurred. The man was treated in hospital for a broken knee.

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 and a number of civilian witnesses were located and interviewed during a canvass of the area. More witnesses, however, are being asked to come forward; in particular, the driver of a white, construction-type van who stopped to render assistance.

The van driver, as well as anyone else who may have witnessed this incident or who may have any information about it, is asked to call the SIU at 416-622-0748, extension 1806 or 1-800-787-8529.
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The SIU has designated one subject officer and four witness officers to be interviewed as it investigates the sequence of events, as well as the nature and extent of police involvement and methods employed in connection with this matter.

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