SIU clears Peel cop in Brampton crash

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Published May 21, 2021 at 6:35 pm

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The SIU has cleared Peel officers of any wrong-doing in a Brampton accident that sent a motorist to the hospital with a fractured knee last April.

The accident occurred the afternoon of April 28, 2020, when a Peel Regional Police officer began pursuit of a stolen Honda CRV. The officer believe an occupant of the vehicle may have been armed with a gun.

Police chased the vehicle eastbound on North Park Drive. When the Honda turned onto Torbram Road, it collided with another motorist, an accident that ended up involving three unrelated passenger vehicles. A 53-year-old man who was driving one of the other vehicles ended up suffering a fractured right knee.

The Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Joseph Martino, determined there are no reasonable grounds to believe that the officer committed a criminal offence in connection with the pursuit and the man’s injury.

The SIU is a civilian law enforcement agency that has jurisdiction over municipal, regional and provincial police officers. The unit is independent of any police service and operates at arm’s length from the Ministry of the Attorney General.

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