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News Release

Collision in Markham Occurred Between Two Civilian Vehicles while Police Officers were Directing Traffic; No Basis to Lay Charges

Case Number: 18-OVI-231

Mississauga, ON (16 August, 2019) ---
On August 3, 2018, a 73-year-old woman was driving her minivan southbound on Kennedy Road in Markham when she travelled into the intersection with Major Mackenzie Drive East and collided with a westbound vehicle.  Two York Regional Police (YRP) paid duty officers were in the intersection at the time. The Interim Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Joseph Martino, has determined there are no reasonable grounds to lay criminal charges against the subject officer in this case. 

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