News Release

No Criminal Wrongdoing Found in Relation to Brampton Collision

Case Number: 19-OVI-081

Mississauga, ON (22 November, 2019) ---
Shortly after 3 p.m. on April 18, 2019, a Peel Regional Police officer was on patrol in his cruiser in Brampton when a Dodge Journey vehicle came to his attention. Intending to stop the driver for a traffic infraction, the officer pulled in behind the Journey and activated his emergency lights and siren. The driver brought his vehicle to a stop, but then accelerated away. Shortly after, the Journey became involved in a collision with a Chrysler 200. The 48-year-old male driver of the Chrysler sustained a fractured clavicle. The Interim Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Joseph Martino, has determined there are no reasonable grounds to lay criminal charges in relation to this incident.

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

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,
SIU Communications/Service des communications, UES
Telephone/No de téléphone: 416-622-2342 or/ou 1-800-787-8529 extension 2342