News Release

No Charges in Vaughan Shooting

Case Number: 20-OFI-322   

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SIU Investigating After Police Officers Shoot Man in Vaughan

Mississauga, ON (24 September, 2021) ---
The investigation involving a 23-year-old man shot by York Regional Police in an exchange of gunfire after a traffic stop attempt in Vaughan on Nov. 23, 2020, will not result in charges for officers involved.

Five officers were identified as subject officials and two witness officers were designated.

In conclusion, SIU Director Joseph Martino found no reasonable grounds to believe that any of the subject officials committed a criminal offence in connection with the shooting.

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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Kristy Denette,
SIU Communications/Service des communications, UES