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News Release

No Charges to Issue in Relation to Toronto Collision Between Police Vehicle and Civilian Vehicle

Case Number: 19-TVI-231

Mississauga, ON (4 May, 2020) ---
On the evening of September 18, 2019, an unmarked police vehicle was involved in a collision with a civilian vehicle in a Toronto intersection. A 21-year-old man was injured in the collision, having sustained a wrist fracture. The Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Joseph Martino, said while the officer was largely, if not solely, responsible for the collision, he is satisfied on balance that the manner in which the officer operated his police vehicle did not rise to the level necessary to meet the definition of dangerous driving.  

Full Director’s Report (with Incident Narrative, Evidence, and Analysis & Director’s Decision): 

The SIU is a civilian agency that investigates reports involving police where there has been death, serious injury or an allegation 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 investigations to the Attorney General.

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