News Release

No Criminal Wrongdoing Found in Connection with Multi-Vehicle Collision in Brampton

Case Number: 20-OVI-096   

Mississauga, ON (20 May, 2021) ---
On April 28, 2020, a Honda CRV was being pursued by Peel Regional Police (PRP) officers eastbound on North Park Drive in Brampton when it struck an Acura MDX traveling southbound on Torbram Road. The impact sent the Acura into the northbound lanes of Torbram Road, where it collided head-on with a Kia Forte, which in turn struck a Volkswagen Jetta. As a result of the collision, the 53-year-old male driver of the Kia suffered a fractured right knee. The Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Joseph Martino, has determined there are no reasonable grounds to believe that the officer of the lead PRP vehicle in pursuit committed a criminal offence in connection with the pursuit and the man’s injury.

Full Director’s Report (with Incident Narrative, Evidence, and Analysis & Director’s Decision):

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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