Special Investigations Unit Charges Peel Police Officer

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A Peel police officer is facing a Special Investigations Unit (SIU) charge following a 2016 collision that left another officer with serious injuries.

The SIU recently announced that Tony Loparco, the director of the SIU, has “reasonable grounds to believe a Peel Regional Police officer who struck another officer with his vehicle in August of 2016 committed a criminal offence.”

Loparco has caused a charge to be laid against the officer.

The SIU reports that in the morning hours of Sunday, August 28, 2016, the Peel police communications centre received calls regarding a break and enter in progress in Mississauga.

Const. Thomas McLean, who was the subject of the investigation, was driving a cruiser north on Mississauga Road when he struck a fellow officer who was directing traffic at the Mississauga Road and Barbertown Road intersection.

The victim was seriously injured in the collision and subsequently transported to hospital.

McLean is now facing one count of dangerous driving causing bodily harm.

The officer is required to appear in court on May 29.

You can see a video of the incident, courtesy of the Streetsville Living Facebook page, that was taken after the incident.

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