News Release

SIU Concludes Investigation into E-Bike Operator Hurt After Fleeing Toronto Police Officer

Case Number: 23-TVI-416   

Mississauga, ON (9 February, 2024) ---
The Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Joseph Martino, found no reasonable grounds to believe a Toronto Police Service officer committed a criminal offence in connection with the serious injuries suffered by a 27-year-old man. On October 11, 2023, the officer, who was riding a police motorcycle, pursued the man as he was riding an e-bike without a helmet. The e-bike operator fled and ran red light on Islington Avenue and Judson Street when he was struck by a vehicle. The man was taken to hospital where he was diagnosed with fractures of the left leg, left ankle and spine.
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