No Charges to Issue in Relation to Arrest of Pickup Truck Driver in Brampton Who Collided with Multiple Cruisers
Case Number: 19-OCI-294
(15 June, 2020) ---
In the early morning hours of December 4, 2019, Peel Regional Police officers were dispatched to investigate a suspicious pickup truck in Brampton. Two cruisers surrounded the parked pickup truck, but the 38-year-old driver struck the cruisers and managed to get away. Officers pursued the vehicle. Two officers deployed stop-sticks across the road, resulting in the tires of the pickup truck deflating. The vehicle was forced to a stop in the area of Advance Boulevard and Dixie Road, but not before the driver struck another cruiser. The driver exited the vehicle, and after a struggle, he was arrested. He was taken to hospital where he was diagnosed with a fractured nose. The Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Joseph Martino, has determined all the involved officers acted lawfully throughout their dealings with the man. Accordingly, there is no basis for proceeding with criminal charges in this case, and the file is closed.
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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