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News Release

No Grounds to Charge Officer in Relation to Construction Site Collision in Toronto Following Pursuit

Case Number: 18-TVI-280

Mississauga, ON (10 October, 2019) ---
In the early morning hours of September 19, 2018, a vehicle that was being pursued by a Toronto Police Service officer crashed at a construction site in Toronto. 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 multiple fractures sustained by two women who were in the vehicle that was involved in the collision.

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