News Release

Re-Opened File into Man’s Arrest in Toronto Closed Again

Case Number: 19-TCI-073a

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Mississauga, ON (15 September, 2020) ---
On April 9, 2019, a 23-year-old man reported to the SIU that he was seriously injured when he was arrested by Toronto Police Service (TPS) officers two days prior. The SIU investigated the allegation, and the SIU Director closed the file upon determining that there were no reasonable grounds to believe any of the involved police officers committed a criminal offence with respect to the man’s injury.  

On July 6, 2020, the SIU re-opened its investigation in this matter after receiving additional information from the man’s mother. After reviewing the new information, SIU Director Joseph Martino is satisfied that there is no basis for proceeding with charges in this case. As such, the file, having been re-opened, is once again closed.

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