News Release

No Charges to Issue in Connection with Pursuit that Preceded Dundas Collision

Case Number: 21-OVI-029   

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SIU Investigating Collision in Hamilton

Mississauga, ON (25 May, 2021) ---
On January 25, 2021, a 44-year-old man was seriously injured in a motor vehicle collision. As his vehicle was being pursued at the time by Durham Regional Police Service officers, the SIU was notified and commenced an investigation. Four police officers, each of whom had played a part in trying to stop the driver, were identified as subject officials. The Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Joseph Martino, has determined there are no reasonable grounds to believe that any of the subject officials committed a criminal offence in connection with the collision and the man’s injuries.

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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