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News Release

No Basis to Charge Officer in Relation to Collision in Matheson Between Car and Tractor-Trailer

Case Number: 19-PVI-236

Mississauga, ON (5 May, 2020) ---
On the morning of September 24, 2019, a 28-year-old man was seriously injured when the vehicle he was driving struck a tractor-trailer on Highway 11 just south and east of Matheson, Ontario.  When the collision occurred, an Ontario Provincial Police officer had been following the driver at a distance. The Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Joseph Martino, has determined that there are no reasonable grounds to believe that the officer committed a criminal offence in connection with the man’s injuries. 

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