News Release

No Charges After Peel Regional Police Officers Discharge Firearms at Man

Case Number: 21-OFP-096   

Mississauga, ON (27 July, 2021) ---
The province’s Special Investigations Unit has found no reasonable grounds to charge two Peel Regional Police (PRP) officers who discharged their firearms at a man in Brampton in March 2021.

On March 28, 2021, shortly after 3:00 a.m., PRP officers responded to a home on Adventura Drive in Brampton in response to a 911 call about screaming from within the residence. Later while in the garage, the officers saw a car with a man in the driver seat and woman in the backseat. The driver was seen reaching for something before pointing an object at officers. Two officers fired at the man, and he fled the scene with the woman in the car. 

Later, the car was found abandoned on Whitepoppy Drive in Brampton. The following day, the woman walked into a PRP station. 

On May 7, 2021, the man was arrested in Timmins. 

The man and woman were found to have been uninjured by police gunfire.

The Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Joseph Martino, has determined there are no reasonable grounds to believe that the two officers committed a criminal offence in connection with the shooting. The file has been closed.

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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