News Release

No Charges to Issue Against Officer Who Struck Man with Cruiser in Brampton

Case Number: 21-OVI-038   

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SIU Investigating After Police Cruiser Strikes Man in Brampton

Mississauga, ON (26 May, 2021) ---
In the evening of February 3, 2021, two vehicles became involved in a collision in the area of Chinguacousy Road and Williams Parkway. Both drivers exited their vehicles to check on each other’s wellbeing. At about the same time, a Peel Regional Police officer was traveling north on Chinguacousy Road south of the collision site. He noticed debris on the road in the area of the stopped vehicles and was taking note to avoid objects on the road when his cruiser struck one of the drivers from the earlier collision. The 39-year-old man was taken to hospital and diagnosed with multiple fractures. 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 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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