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News Release

No Criminal Wrongdoing Found in Relation to Toronto Motorcycle Collision

Case Number: 20-TVI-127

Mississauga, ON (30 September, 2020) ---
On the afternoon of June 2, 2020, a Toronto Police Service officer was conducting speed enforcement for eastbound traffic on Lakeshore Boulevard West. When he observed two motorcycles traveling at high rates of speed, the officer maneuvered his motorcycle onto the roadway intending to stop the motorcyclists. When the riders sped away, the officer decided against a pursuit. At the intersection of Lower Simcoe Street, the riders disregarded a red light and one of the motorcycles collided into the driver’s side rear door of a SUV that had been traveling northbound on Lower Simcoe Street. The 34-year-old male rider would ultimately be diagnosed with fractures to both wrists and left elbow, as well as a bone chip in his neck. The Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Joseph Martino, has determined there are no reasonable grounds to believe 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):https://www.siu.on.ca/en/directors_reports.php. 

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, 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