SIU Terminates Police Shooting Investigation in Brampton
Case Number: 18-OFI-112
The Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Tony Loparco, has terminated an investigation into a police shooting that occurred in Brampton earlier this year.
In the afternoon of April 10, 2018, Peel Regional Police (PRP) officers attempted to stop a reportedly stolen SUV on Ace Drive in the area of Dixie Road and Mayfield Road in Brampton. The responding police officers attempted to box-in the SUV by positioning their cruisers in front and behind the vehicle. As the subject officer exited his cruiser, the driver of the SUV reversed into his cruiser behind it, then drove forward striking the cruiser in front before fleeing north on Ace Drive. The subject officer discharged his firearm a number of times at the vehicle striking the passenger side front door and window. The SUV was later located abandoned at the intersection of Stonegate Drive and Chickadee Crescent. A small amount of blood was found on the inside of the driver’s arm rest.
SIU investigators interviewed a number of persons, including three men whose fingerprints were located in the SUV. None of the three individuals showed any signs or evidence consistent with a firearm injury.
Director Loparco said, “As there is no proof of serious injury to any of the parties whose fingerprints were found in the vehicle that was fired at by the subject officer, and as the investigation was unable to identify any other person who may have been inside the SUV at the time and injured by a gunshot, there is at the moment nothing that would continue to engage our mandate or jurisdiction. 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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