News Release

No Charges to Issue in Relation to Toronto Collision

Case Number: 19-TVI-304

Mississauga, ON (8 July, 2020) ---
On the morning of December 13, 2019, a 40-year-old man drove the vehicle he was operating into a utility pole on the northeast corner of the Parliament and Shuter Streets intersection, suffering a fractured left clavicle in the process. At the time of the collision, the driver was being pursued by a Toronto Police Service officer. The Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Joseph Martino, has determined he is unable to reasonably conclude that the officer contributed to the accident in any way that could attract criminal sanction, or that the officer otherwise drove dangerously in violation of the criminal law.

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