Peel Regional Police Officer Charged
Case Number: 11-OSA-128
Mississauga (25 October, 2011) --- The Director of the Special Investigations Unit (SIU), Ian Scott, has reasonable grounds to believe that a Peel Regional Police officer committed a criminal offence in relation to an incident involving a 22-year-old woman. Director Scott has caused a charge to be laid against the officer.
The SIU was contacted on July 13, 2011, regarding a complaint of a sexual nature against the officer. An investigation was launched, and as a result of the findings, Constable Slavko Salajko is facing one charge of Sexual Assault, contrary to s. 271 of the Criminal Code of Canada.
A summons was served on the officer today, and he is compelled to appear before the Ontario Court of Justice at 7755 Hurontario Street in Brampton on December 5, 2011. The Justice Prosecutions branch of the Ministry of the Attorney General will have carriage of the prosecution.
As this matter is now before the courts, and in consideration of the fair trial interests of the charged officer and the community, the SIU will make no further comment pertaining to this investigation.
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, firstname.lastname@example.org
SIU Communications/Service des communications, UES
Telephone/No de téléphone: 416-622-2342 or/ou 1-800-787-8529 extension 2342