News Release

SIU Discontinues Peel Region Investigation

Case Number: 21-OVI-108   

Mississauga, ON (9 June, 2021) ---
The Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Joseph Martino, has terminated an investigation of a collision involving two Peel Regional Police (PRP) officers.

On April 6, 2021, the PRP reported that one of their officers had suffered a fractured pelvis in a motor vehicle collision with another officer. However, by way of subsequent diagnostic imaging, the SIU established that the officer had not, in fact, sustained a fracture.  

Director Martino said, “Based on the SIU’s preliminary inquiries and further information about the nature and extent of his injuries, I am satisfied that the SIU is without jurisdiction in this matter. No fractures were ever diagnosed, and the officer was not admitted to hospital.  In the circumstances, and consistent with past SIU practice, the officer did not suffer a “serious injury” for purposes of the SIU’s mandate.  The investigation is therefore discontinued, and the file is closed.” 

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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