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No Charges Against Police Officer After Cruiser Crash in Milton

Case Number: 21-OVI-286   

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SIU Investigating Police Cruiser Crash in Milton

Mississauga, ON (31 December, 2021) ---
The Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Joseph Martino, has found no reasonable grounds to believe that the subject official committed a criminal offence in connection with the man’s injury.

In the evening of September 1, 2021, a Halton Regional Police officer was travelling on Steeles Avenue when his cruiser collided with another vehicle driven by a 19-year-old man. He was taken to the hospital where he was diagnosed with a broken pelvis and a fractured ear.

According to Director Martino, there is no basis for proceeding with criminal charges in this case, and the file is 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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