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No Criminal Wrongdoing Found in Relation to Police-Involved Shooting in Sudbury

Case Number: 19-OFI-074

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SIU Investigating Police-Involved Shooting in Sudbury

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Mississauga, ON (15 April, 2020) ---
In the evening of April 10, 2019, a 22-year-old man was in a pickup truck with his girlfriend parked at an Esso gas station on Regent Street in Sudbury when his vehicle was suddenly surrounded by the police. Officers with the Greater Sudbury Police Service officers had followed the truck to the location intending to arrest its occupants. Within seconds of the officers’ arrival, an officer discharged his firearm multiple times, resulting in the man being wounded. The Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Joseph Martino, there are no reasonable grounds to believe that the officer committed a criminal offence in connection with the shooting.

Full Director’s Report (with Incident Narrative, Evidence, and Analysis & Director’s Decision): 

The SIU is an independent government agency that investigates the conduct of officials (police officers as well as special constables with the Niagara Parks Commission and peace officers with the Legislative Protective Service) that may have resulted in death, serious injury, sexual assault and/or the discharge of a firearm at a person. All investigations are conducted by SIU investigators who are civilians. Under the Special Investigations Unit Act, the Director of the SIU must

  • consider whether the official has committed a criminal offence in connection with the incident under investigation
  • depending on the evidence, cause a criminal charge to be laid against the official where grounds exist for doing so, or close the file without any charges being laid
  • publicly report the results of its investigations

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Monica Hudon,
SIU Communications/Service des communications, UES
Telephone/No de téléphone: 416-622-2342 or/ou 1-800-787-8529 extension 2342