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News Release

No Charges to Issue in Relation to Vehicle Pursuit from Brampton to Toronto

Case Number: 18-PVI-140

Mississauga, ON (12 March, 2019) ---
On May 11, 2018, police officers from the Toronto OPP detachment were conducting RIDE spot checks in Brampton when a vehicle drove through the spot check without stopping, striking one officer. A vehicular pursuit was commenced. Officers lost sight of the vehicle, but later came upon the vehicle which had been involved in a single vehicle collision. The driver and passenger of the vehicle were transported to hospital for treatment. The Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Tony Loparco, has determined there are no reasonable grounds to lay criminal charges against any police officer in relation to this incident.

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