SIU Lays Charges Against Three Police Officers in Relation to Brampton Incident
Case Number: 18-OCI-274
(1 February, 2019) ---
The Director of the Special Investigations Unit (SIU), Tony Loparco, has reasonable grounds to believe three Peel Regional Police (PRP) officers committed criminal offences in relation to an interaction with a man in September of 2018. Director Loparco has caused charges to be laid against the officers.
The SIU investigation determined that on September 15, 2018, a PRP officer attempted to pull over a vehicle in the area of Steeles Avenue and Financial Drive. The driver exited the vehicle and fled, while the officer pursued him on foot. The man made his way to the backyard of a residence, where an interaction ensued between him and multiple police officers. The man was arrested and then transported to hospital by ambulance for treatment of injuries.
As a result of the SIU investigation, PRP Constable Connor Byrne, Constable Roman Marchyshyn and Constable Sunny Mukhi have each been charged with one count of assault, contrary to s. 266 of the Criminal Code. Constables Marchyshyn and Mukhi are each also charged with one count of assault with a weapon, contrary to section 267(a) of the Criminal Code.
The officers are required to appear before the Ontario Court of Justice at 7755 Hurontario Street in Brampton on February 18, 2019.
The matter is now properly before the courts. In consideration of the fair trial interests of the accused, the SIU will make no further comment pertaining to this investigation.
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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