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No Basis to Proceed with Criminal Charges in Relation to Scarborough Arrest of Teen

Case Number: 19-TCI-271

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Mississauga, ON (20 July, 2020) ---
On the evening of November 15, 2019, Toronto Police Service officers were patrolling the area of 400 McCowan Road when they came upon a 14-year-old male who was outside his residence, which was a violation of a condition of his recognizance. When one of the officers called out to the teenager, he ran away and the officers pursued him on foot. The officers caught up to the teenager and arrested him. From the police station, the teen was taken to hospital where he was diagnosed with a fractured clavicle. The Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Joseph Martino, has determined there is no basis for proceeding with charges in this case and the file is closed.

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