News Release

No Basis to Charge Police Officers in Emo for Interaction with Truck Driver Resisting Arrest

Case Number: 19-PCI-101

Mississauga, ON (4 December, 2019) ---
In the afternoon of May 2, 2019, the Ontario Provincial Police received 911 calls reporting a drunk driver operating a pickup truck. Officers were dispatched to investigate the matter and located the pickup truck stopped in the middle of Vandrunen Road just north of Highway 11 in Emo. The driver, a 51-year-old man, was found asleep in the driver’s seat. A struggle ensued, and the man was eventually arrested. The man attended a health clinic the following day and was diagnosed with a fractured left elbow and forearm. The Interim Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Joseph Martino, has determined there are no reasonable grounds to lay criminal charges in relation to the man’s serious injuries.

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