News Release

No Charges Against Peel Police Officer After Head-on Crash in Brampton

Case Number: 21-OVI-274   

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Mississauga, ON (24 December, 2021) ---
The Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Joseph Martino, has found no reasonable grounds to believe that a Peel Regional Police officer committed a criminal offence in connection with the serious injuries suffered by two males in a head-on collision in Brampton last August.

On August 26, 2021, the officer attempted to stop the driver of a vehicle for travelling at about 170 km/h in a 60 km/h zone on Mayfield Road west of Bramalea Road. After a brief pursuit, the 17-year-old driver struck another vehicle being driven by a 28-year-old man, head-on. Both drivers suffered serious injuries in the crash.

Director Joseph Martino found no reasonable grounds to believe that the subject official transgressed the limits of care prescribed by the criminal law in his brief engagement with the 17-year-old driver. Accordingly, the file has been closed.  

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