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News Release

No Grounds to Proceed with Criminal Charges in Relation to Arrest Connected to Break-and-Enter at Mississauga Mall

Case Number: 18-OCI-376

Mississauga, ON (15 October, 2019) ---
In the early morning hours of December 27, 2018, a 911 call was placed to Peel Regional Police (PRP) indicating that individuals were breaking into the Holt Renfrew store at the Square One Shopping Mall in Mississauga.  The men then exited the store and entered a nearby Porsche vehicle. When a responding police cruiser became involved in a collision with the Porsche, the occupants of the Porsche fled from the vehicle on foot. Both men were apprehended a short time later. The Interim Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Joseph Martino, has determined there are no reasonable grounds to lay criminal charges against a PRP officer in relation to the fractured ribs sustained by one of the men who was arrested.

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