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No Criminal Wrongdoing Found on Part of Police in Relation to Milton Multi-Vehicle Collision

Case Number: 20-OVI-227   

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SIU Investigating Multi-Vehicle Collision in Milton

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Mississauga, ON (15 March, 2021) ---
On September 13, 2020, a 21-year-old man and a 31-year-old woman were seriously injured in Milton when their vehicles collided.  Moments prior to the collision, a Halton Regional Police Service officer had briefly pursued the vehicle being driven by the 21-year-old man. The Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Joseph Martino, has determined there are no reasonable grounds to believe that the officer committed a criminal offence in connection with the collision.

Full Director’s Report (with Incident Narrative, Evidence, and Analysis & Director’s Decision):https://www.siu.on.ca/en/directors_reports.php.

The SIU is an independent government agency that investigates the conduct of officials (police officers as well as special constables with the Niagara Parks Commission and peace officers with the Legislative Protective Service) that may have resulted in death, serious injury, sexual assault and/or the discharge of a firearm at a person. All investigations are conducted by SIU investigators who are civilians. Under the Special Investigations Unit Act, the Director of the SIU must

  • consider whether the official has committed a criminal offence in connection with the incident under investigation
  • depending on the evidence, cause a criminal charge to be laid against the official where grounds exist for doing so, or close the file without any charges being laid
  • publicly report the results of its investigations

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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