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News Release

No Criminal Charges Warranted in Relation to Arrest of Armed Robbery Suspect in Mississauga

Case Number: 17-TCI-368

Mississauga, ON (11 January, 2019) ---
On December 19, 2017, officers with the Toronto Police Service (TPS) tracked two armed robbery suspects to an apartment building in Mississauga.  When two motor vehicles exited the parking garage, police arrested one of the drivers but the second driver – a 25-year-old man – attempted to flee from police. Police pursued the vehicle, and during the course of the pursuit, the man’s vehicle was rammed by five different unmarked police vehicles in an attempt to bring his motor vehicle to a stop. The man fled on foot but soon after was apprehended. The Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Tony Loparco, has determined there are no reasonable grounds to lay criminal charges against any TPS officer in relation to the serious injury sustained by the man during his arrest.

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

The SIU is an independent civilian 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