SIU Charge PRP Cst BRANDON STRAIN in Motorcyle Fatality DEC 19, 2016

Peel Police Officer Charged in Relation to Fatal Collision in Mississauga

Case Number: 16-OVD-159

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.

On Sunday, June 19, 2016, the SIU commenced an investigation into a collision that occurred between a PRP cruiser and a motorcycle in the area of Tomken Road and Derry Road. The driver of the motorcycle was pronounced dead at the scene.
As a result of the SIU investigation, PRP Constable Brandon Strain is facing one count of dangerous driving causing death, contrary to s. 249(4) of the Criminal Code.
The officer is required to appear before the Ontario Court of Justice at 7755 Hurontario Street in Brampton on January 9, 2017.
The matter is now properly before the courts. In consideration of the fair trial interests of the accused, the SIU will make no further comment pertaining to this investigation.

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.

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