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News Release

No Basis to Charge York Regional Police Officer in Relation to Toronto Incident that Saw SUV Collide with Gas Tanker and GO Bus

Case Number: 19-OVI-250

Mississauga, ON (27 May, 2020) ---
In the early morning hours of October 15, 2019, a 13-year-old boy and a 14-year-old boy were seriously injured when the SUV in which they were occupants was involved in a motor vehicle collision in a Toronto intersection. Moments prior to the collision, a York Regional Police officer had briefly pursued the SUV. 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 collision.

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

The SIU is an independent civilian 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,
SIU Communications/Service des communications, UES
Telephone/No de téléphone: 416-622-2342 or/ou 1-800-787-8529 extension 2342