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No Basis to Charge Officer in Relation to Man’s Fall from Balcony in Oakville

Case Number: 20-OCI-039

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SIU Investigating Man’s Fall from Apartment Balcony in Oakville

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Mississauga, ON (17 June, 2020) ---
On February 16, 2020, Halton Regional Police Service officers attended a second-floor unit of a residential complex on Speers Road in Oakville to investigate a taxi fare fraud. Around the time officers entered the unit, the subject of the investigation – a 40-year-old man - fled through the sliding balcony doors onto the balcony and fell over the railing. He suffered multiple fractures in the process. The Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Joseph Martino, has determined there are no reasonable grounds to believe that an officer committed a criminal offence in connection with the man’s injuries.

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