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News Release

No Criminal Wrongdoing Found in Relation to Arrest of Woman in King City by Peel Regional Police Officers

Case Number: 20-OCI-022

Mississauga, ON (16 June, 2020) ---
On January 31, 2020, criminal investigation bureau (CIB) officers from Peel Regional Police were following a stolen van. As the van entered the City of King, the driver lost control of the van and drove into a snowbank at 16th Sideroad and Dufferin Street. As the 31-year-old female driver and her passenger attempted to remove the van from the snowbank, CIB officers moved in to arrest them. The driver was later taken to hospital where she was found to have sustained a broken right-handed finger. The Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Joseph Martino, has determined there is no basis for proceeding with criminal charges in this case.

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 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, 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