News Release

SIU Concludes Investigation After Two Hurt in Collision with Car Fleeing Toronto Police

Case Number: 22-TVI-299   

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Mississauga, ON (13 March, 2023) ---
The Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Joseph Martino, has found no reasonable grounds to believe that a Toronto Police Service officer committed a criminal offence in connection with the serious injuries suffered by a couple involved in a collision with a car being pursued by the officer. On November 21, 2022, the man and woman, both 64, suffered multiple fractures when they were struck by a man driving a Dodge Challenger at Kipling Avenue. At the time of the crash, the driver of the Challenger was being pursued by an officer driving a marked cruiser as he was speeding and cutting off other motorists.
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