SIU files charges against former Peel Regional Police officer


The Special Investigations Unit (SIU) has laid charges against a former Peel Regional Police (PRP) officer. 

On May 10, PRP officers, including Valerie Briffa, responded to a domestic call at a residence in the area of Ledbury Crescent in Mississauga. 

During the interaction between responding officers and individuals in the residence, Briffa fired her weapon which hit 34-year-old Chantelle Krupka. 

After a thorough investigation, SIU Director Joseph Martino has decided to press charges against Briffa, who has since resigned from the PRP force. 

She’s facing one count of criminal negligence causing bodily harm, one count of assault with a weapon, and one count of careless use of firearm

Briffa was arrested at the SIU's offices today (July 16) and subsequently released on a promise to appear and an undertaking in which she is prevented from: speaking with, or being in proximity to, witnesses; and, possessing firearms or other weapons.

She is required to appear before the Ontario Court of Justice at 7755 Hurontario Street in Brampton on August 4, 2020. 

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