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News Release

No Criminal Charges Warranted in Woman’s Serious Injury in Highway 410 and Mayfield Road Collision

Case Number: 18-OVI-182

Mississauga, ON (29 March, 2019) ---
On June 16, 2018, a Peel Regional Police officer, in plainclothes was driving an unmarked police vehicle on Sandalwood Parkway, east of Highway 410.  The officer noticed a civilian vehicle driving erratically and commenced a vehicular pursuit. Due to the rate of speed of the civilian vehicle the pursuit was ended. A short time later the civilian vehicle exited Highway 410 at the northbound off ramp to Mayfield Road and become involved in a collision.  The Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Tony Loparco, has determined there are no reasonable grounds to lay criminal charges against the officer in relation to the serious injury sustained by a 22-year-old woman in this incident. 

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

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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SIU Communications/Service des communications, UES
Telephone/No de téléphone: 416-622-2342 or/ou 1-800-787-8529 extension 2342