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News Release

SIU Investigating Crash in Toronto

Case Number: 09-TVI-194

Mississauga (6 August, 2009) --- The Special Investigations Unit (SIU) is investigating injuries suffered by a 40 year old male, early yesterday morning in an incident involving the Toronto Police Service (TPS).

The TPS contacted the SIU on the morning of August 5th, 2009 to report that TPS officers attempted to stop a vehicle in the area of Richmond Street and Victoria Street. The vehicle failed to stop and later collided with a building at 177 Avenue Road, resulting in injuries to the driver.

The SIU has assigned five investigators and two forensic investigators to probe the circumstances surrounding this incident.

SIU investigators are appealing for anyone who witnessed this incident to contact the SIU at 416-622-0748.

The SIU is a civilian agency that investigates cases of serious injuries (including allegations of sexual assault) and deaths involving the police. Pursuant to section 113 of the Police Services Act, the Director of the SIU is mandated to consider whether a criminal offence has been committed by an officer(s) in connection with the incident under investigation and, where warranted by the evidence, to cause a criminal charge or charges to be laid against the officer(s). The Director reports the results of investigations to the Attorney General.

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. 

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