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News Release

SIU Terminates Brampton Investigation

Case Number: 18-OVI-260

Mississauga, ON (25 October, 2018) ---
The Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Tony Loparco, has terminated an investigation into an incident that occurred in August of 2018 in Brampton.

Shortly before midnight on August 31, 2018, Peel Regional Police officers began following a vehicle which they believed was connected to a series of robberies. The vehicle travelled northbound on Centre Street, and when police officers in unmarked police vehicles attempted to stop the vehicle, the driver turned right onto Williams Parkway. A short distance away, the vehicle left the roadway, drove onto the boulevard and became involved in collisions with several of the police vehicles. The officers pulled the man out of the vehicle and he was handcuffed. The man was examined at the scene by paramedics and then transported to hospital.

Director Loparco said, “The medical evidence confirms that the man did not suffer a serious injury. Accordingly, I have terminated the investigation into this incident.”

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