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Man’s Serious Injury Due to Collision, and not Interaction with Police; SIU Terminates Mississauga Investigation

Numéro du dossier: 18-OVI-152

Mississauga, ON (22 juin 2018) ---
The Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Tony Loparco, has terminated an investigation into the serious injury sustained last month in Mississauga by a 28-year-old man. 

On the morning of May 23, 2018, in the area of Rathburn Road East and Garnetwood Chase, a man on foot attempted to enter an occupied van, and then ran after the van when it began moving forward. The driver of the van reported this to 911. The man on foot then stole a truck and pursued the van along Bough Beeches Boulevard. Moments later, the truck became involved in a collision with another vehicle. When police arrived, they located the man and after a brief interaction which involved deployment of a conducted energy weapons, they arrested him.

Director Loparco said, “The injury to the man occurred as a result of a collision prior to any contact with the police. Accordingly I have terminated the investigation into this incident.”

L’UES est un organisme indépendant qui enquête sur des rapports d’incidents impliquant des policiers et qui ont causé la mort ou une blessure grave, ou qui comportent des allégations d’agression sexuelle. En vertu de la Loi sur les services policiers, le directeur de l’UES est tenu :

  • de déterminer si un policier a commis un acte criminel lié à l’incident faisant l’objet de l’enquête;
  • compte tenu des éléments de preuve, de déposer une accusation au criminel contre le policier, le cas échéant, ou de fermer le dossier sans déposer un chef d’accusation;
  • de faire rapport des résultats de toute enquête au procureur général.

Read this news release in English.

Monica Hudon, monica.hudon@ontario.ca
SIU Communications/Service des communications, UES
Telephone/No de téléphone: 416-622-2342 or/ou 1-800-787-8529 extension 2342