Peel Police Officer Charged in Relation to Fatal Collision in Mississauga
Case Number: 16-OVD-159
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Mississauga, ON (19 December, 2016) — The Director of the Special Investigations Unit (SIU), Tony Loparco, has reasonable grounds to believe a Peel Regional Police (PRP) officer committed a criminal offence in relation to the death of a 41-year-old man in June of 2016. Director Loparco has caused a charge to be laid against the officer.
The SIU is an arm’s length agency that investigates reports involving police where there has been death, serious injury or allegations of sexual assault. Under the Police Services Act, the Director of the SIU must
- consider whether an officer has committed a criminal offence in connection with the incident under investigation
- depending on the evidence, lay a criminal charge against the officer if appropriate or close the file without any charges being laid
- report the results of any investigations to the Attorney General.