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News Release

No Charges to Issue in Relation to Bradford Collision that Resulted in Injuries to Four Men

Case Number: 18-OVI-224

Mississauga, ON (6 September, 2019) ---
On July 24, 2018, a pickup truck and an SUV were involved in a collision in the area of Highway 88 and 10 Sideroad, resulting in serious injuries to the pickup truck driver and three occupants from the SUV.  Just prior to the collision, a South Simcoe Police Service officer had been in pursuit of the SUV.  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 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