Category: Media Releases
(Bradford, ON) On Saturday, August 23rd, shortly before 11 p.m., a vehicle travelling south on Highway 400 between Line 10 & 11 of Bradford West Gwillimbury was involved in a motor vehicle collision with another car. Three males ran away from the accident scene into dense brush West of the highway to evade police. South Simcoe officers set up a perimeter around the area. The South Simcoe Police - Canine Unit was called into action, and provided back-up support to a OPP Canine handler.
The multi-agency teamwork payed off. All three suspects were successfully tracked down and found hiding in the brush near 5th Side Road. The men were arrested without incident and turned over to OPP for further investigation.
Category: Media Releases
For Immediate Release: August 15, 2014.
(Innisfil, ON) An independent third party peer review has confirmed the findings of South Simcoe Police in their investigation of a fatal road accident dating to October 2012.
The Toronto Police Traffic Services reviewed all files related to our technical traffic collision investigation of a car-bike collision on Innisfil Beach Road on October 28, 2012 in which a cyclist, Brandon Majewski died.
Toronto Police found the South Simcoe Police investigation to be thorough and complete.
The Toronto review is the third independent review in connection with the collision investigation. A complaint concerning the actions of the investigating officers had already been reviewed by the Office of the Independent Police Review Director (OPIRD), concluding there was no misconduct. The Provincial Prosecutors Office reviewed the file to determine the appropriateness of laying charges. No charges were laid.
Despite the prior reviews, some members of the community expressed concerns about our investigation, prompting the Toronto Police review this spring.
“We understand that daily we have to earn and maintain the public’s trust and confidence”, says Chief Rick Beazley. "We owed it to our community, and especially to the Majewski family, to ensure every piece of evidence was properly collected and analyzed."
The evidence we collected will be used to inform legal proceedings. This matter is currently being considered in Civil Court.
On Friday, investigators from South Simcoe and the Toronto Police met personally with members of the Majewski family to discuss the Toronto review and to answer questions about the collision.
South Simcoe Police is committed to openness and transparency.