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News Release

No Basis to Lay Criminal Charges Against Officer in Relation to Highway 407 Collision with Pickup Truck

Case Number: 18-TVI-118

Mississauga, ON (5 June, 2019) ---
In the morning of April 17, 2018, a Toronto Police Service officer was traveling along Highway 407 when he lost control of his vehicle, causing it to slide into a pickup truck. The impact forced the pickup truck off the roadway, over the guardrail and down a hill toward railroad tracks, where it came to rest. The Interim Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Joseph Martino, has determined there are no reasonable grounds to lay criminal charges against the officer in relation to the serious injuries sustained by the 69-year-old driver of the pickup truck.

Full Director’s Report (with Incident Narrative, Evidence, and Analysis & Director’s Decision):https://www.siu.on.ca/en/directors_reports.php. 

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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Monica Hudon, monica.hudon@ontario.ca
SIU Communications/Service des communications, UES
Telephone/No de téléphone: 416-622-2342 or/ou 1-800-787-8529 extension 2342