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News Release

SIU Determines Man was Injured When He Drove into a Toronto Public Library; No Wrongdoing on Part of Any Involved Officers

Case Number: 17-TVI-108

Mississauga, ON (10 December, 2018) ---
On May 11, 2017, a man was operating a vehicle when he came to the attention of police officers. Shortly after police began following the vehicle, the vehicle crashed into the side of the Toronto Public Library located at the intersection of Gladstone Avenue and Bloor Street West. The man fled from the collision scene on foot, but was eventually located by police and arrested. The Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Tony Loparco, has determined there are no reasonable grounds to lay criminal charges against a Toronto Police Service officer officer in relation to the serious injuries sustained by the man. 

Full Director’s Report (with Incident Narrative, Evidence, and Analysis & Director’s Decision): 

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