News Release

SIU Investigating After Police Cruiser Strikes Man in Brampton

Case Number: 21-OVI-038   

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Mississauga, ON (4 February, 2021) ---
The province’s Special Investigations Unit is investigating the circumstances surrounding the serious injuries sustained last night in Brampton by a 39-year-old man after being struck by a police cruiser.

Preliminary information suggests the following:
  • At approximately 9:45 p.m. on February 3, 2021, Peel Regional Police officers were en route to a motor vehicle collision call in Brampton.
  • En route to the call, one of the cruisers struck a pedestrian in the area of Chinguacousy Road and Major William Sharpe Drive.
  • The pedestrian was transported to hospital for treatment of non-life threatening injuries.

Two investigators, two forensic investigators and one collision reconstructionist have been assigned to the case. One subject officer and one witness officer have been designated. 

The SIU is urging anyone who may have information about this investigation to contact the lead investigator at 1-800-787-8529. The Unit is also urging anyone who may have any video evidence related to this incident to upload that video through the SIU website.

The SIU is an independent government agency that investigates the conduct of officials (police officers as well as special constables with the Niagara Parks Commission and peace officers with the Legislative Protective Service) that may have resulted in death, serious injury, sexual assault and/or the discharge of a firearm at a person. All investigations are conducted by SIU investigators who are civilians. Under the Special Investigations Unit Act, the Director of the SIU must

  • consider whether the official has committed a criminal offence in connection with the incident under investigation
  • depending on the evidence, cause a criminal charge to be laid against the official where grounds exist for doing so, or close the file without any charges being laid
  • publicly report the results of its investigations

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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