News Release

No Charges to Issue in Relation to Brampton Collision

Case Number: 21-OVI-008   

Mississauga, ON (5 May, 2021) ---
On January 5, 2021, a 21-year-old man suffered a serious injury in a motor vehicle collision in Brampton. Because he had briefly been pursued by a Peel Regional Police officer moments prior to the collision, the SIU was notified and initiated an investigation. The officer in pursuit was identified as the subject official for purposes of the SIU investigation. The Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Joseph Martino, has determined there are no reasonable grounds to believe that the officer committed a criminal offence in connection with the collision.

Full Director’s Report (with Incident Narrative, Evidence, and Analysis & Director’s Decision):

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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