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SIU Terminates Police Shooting Investigation in Brampton

Numéro du dossier: 18-OFI-112

Mississauga, ON (31 décembre 2018) ---
The Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Tony Loparco, has terminated an investigation into a police shooting that occurred in Brampton earlier this year. 

In the afternoon of April 10, 2018, Peel Regional Police (PRP) officers attempted to stop a reportedly stolen SUV on Ace Drive in the area of Dixie Road and Mayfield Road in Brampton.  The responding police officers attempted to box-in the SUV by positioning their cruisers in front and behind the vehicle.  As the subject officer exited his cruiser, the driver of the SUV reversed into his cruiser behind it, then drove forward striking the cruiser in front before fleeing north on Ace Drive.  The subject officer discharged his firearm a number of times at the vehicle striking the passenger side front door and window.  The SUV was later located abandoned at the intersection of Stonegate Drive and Chickadee Crescent.  A small amount of blood was found on the inside of the driver’s arm rest.  

SIU investigators interviewed a number of persons, including three men whose fingerprints were located in the SUV. None of the three individuals showed any signs or evidence consistent with a firearm injury. 

Director Loparco said, “As there is no proof of serious injury to any of the parties whose fingerprints were found in the vehicle that was fired at by the subject officer, and as the investigation was unable to identify any other person who may have been inside the SUV at the time and injured by a gunshot, there is at the moment nothing that would continue to engage our mandate or jurisdiction.  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.

SIU Communications/Service des communications, UES
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