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21 July, 2024

SIU Concludes Investigation into Woodstock Arrest

In the evening of March 22, 2023, Woodstock Police Service officers were dispatched to a residence in the area of Dundas Street and Vansittart Avenue. A resident of the address had called police to report an assault and damaged property at the hands of a man. Officers confronted the man outside the home.  The man was belligerent with the officers and adopted an aggressive posture. He was eventually grounded and handcuffed behind the back. Taken to hospital following his arrest, the 23-year-old man was diagnosed with a broken nose. On his assessment of the evidence, SIU Director Joseph Martino determined there were no reasonable grounds to believe that an officer committed a criminal offence in connection with the man’s injury.

19 July, 2024

SIU Concludes Investigation into Thessalon Shooting

In the evening of March 22, 2024, Ontario Provincial Police officers located a man who was to be taken into custody on the strength of a Mental Health Act warrant. Attempts were made to speak to the 35-year-old man, but to no avail. The man was holding a knife, and did not drop the knife when directed to do so. Further efforts were made to de-escalate the situation. When the man started to move towards an officer, another officer fired his conducted energy weapon at the man twice, but neither discharge was successful. The man then began to advance on this officer. Another officer yelled at the man to stop and drop the weapon. When he wouldn’t, the officer fired twice. The man was arrested and transported to hospital where he was diagnosed with gunshot wounds to the upper left arm and left chest. On his assessment of the evidence, SIU Director Joseph Martino determined there were no reasonable grounds to believe that an officer committed a criminal offence in connection with the shooting.

19 July, 2024

SIU Concludes Investigation into Ottawa Police-involved Shooting

On March 22, 2024, the attention of Ottawa Police Service officers was drawn to a vehicle with excessive tint on its windows and an out-of-province licence plate. An attempt was made to stop the vehicle, but the driver wouldn’t stop. A short time later, the female driver of the vehicle took flight on foot, while carrying a firerarm in her hand. An officer repeatedly yelled at her to drop it. When the woman turned in the officer’s direction, the officer fired four rounds from his semi-automatic pistol. The woman was arrested, and transported to hospital where she was treated for multiple gunshot wounds to the torso. On his assessment of the evidence, SIU Director Joseph Martino determined there were no reasonable grounds to believe that the officer committed a criminal offence in connection with the shooting.

18 July, 2024

SIU Concludes Investigation into Toronto Police Officers After Man’s Arrest and Injury

The Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Joseph Martino, found no reasonable grounds to believe two Toronto Police Service officers committed a criminal offence in connection with the broken right elbow suffered by a 23-year-old man. On March 19, 2024, officers attempted to arrest the man at Scarborough Town Centre mall for extortion. The man fled and jumped onto the hood of a sedan and fell. Officers wrestled for control of the man’s arms. 

17 July, 2024

SIU Concludes Investigation into Man’s Skin Infection Reportedly from Handcuffs in Toronto

The Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Joseph Martino, found no reasonable grounds to believe a Toronto Police Service officer committed a criminal offence in connection with a 40-year-old man who contracted cellulitis on his right arm following his arrest last summer. On October 17, 2023, the man contacted the SIU to report his infection and hospitalization, and an investigation was launched. The man was arrested on July 25, 2023, after he damaged an ambulance. He was handcuffed behind the back and put in the cruiser where he flailed his legs.

17 July, 2024

SIU Investigating After Officers Fatally Shoot Man in London

The province’s Special Investigations Unit is investigating after London Police Service officers fatally shot an 18-year-old man last night.

15 July, 2024

SIU Concludes Investigation into Delhi Vehicle Collision

On March 17, 2024, a 23-year-old man was seriously injured in a motor vehicle collision in Delhi. As Ontario Provincial Police officers had briefly pursued the man’s vehicle prior to the collision, the SIU was notified of the incident and initiated an investigation. On his assessment of the evidence, SIU Director Joseph Martino determined there were no reasonable grounds to believe that an officer committed a criminal offence in connection with the man’s injury. 

14 July, 2024

SIU Investigating Man’s Fatal Fall from Etobicoke Apartment Balcony

The province’s Special Investigations Unit is investigating the circumstances surrounding the death of a 43-year-old man today in Etobicoke.

12 July, 2024

SIU Investigating Death of Man in Brantford

On July 9, 2024, the Brantford Police Service (BPS) notified the SIU that it had been contacted by the Office of the Chief Coroner. The Office of the Chief Coroner was investigating after a 59-year-old man died in hospital during surgery on July 2, 2024. This man had been involved in an interaction with BPS officers on May 30, 2024, when they were called to assist paramedics with a medical call at a home in the area of Buffalo Street and West Street. 

12 July, 2024

Notice of Correction to Director’s Report

Please be advised that the Director’s Report for 24-PVI-100, originally published on June 28, 2024, has been amended.

12 July, 2024

SIU Investigating Death of Man in Hamilton

The province’s Special Investigations Unit is investigating the circumstances surrounding the death of a 49-year-old man yesterday in Hamilton.

11 July, 2024

SIU Concludes Investigation into Toronto Collision that Resulted in One Person Dying, and One Being Seriously Injured

On March 13, 2024, a 19-year-old man was killed and a 50-year-old man was seriously injured in a motor vehicle collision in Toronto. The two individuals were in separate vehicles. As the vehicle the 19-year-old was driving was briefly engaged by a Toronto Police Service cruiser moments before the collision, the SIU was notified of the incident and initiated an investigation. On his assessment of the evidence, SIU Director Joseph Martino determined there were no reasonable grounds to believe that an officer committed a criminal offence in connection with the incident.

11 July, 2024

SIU Investigating Officer’s Discharge of ARWEN at Man in Ottawa Hospital

The province’s Special Investigations Unit is investigating the circumstances surrounding the discharge of an Anti-Riot Weapon ENfield (ARWEN) last night at a 26-year-old man in Ottawa.

11 July, 2024

Man Injured During Attempt to Flee Police; SIU Discontinues Thorold Investigation

The Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Joseph Martino, has terminated an investigation into the serious injuries suffered by a 42-year-old man in March in Thorold.

10 July, 2024

SIU Investigating Death of Man who had Been Lodged in Police Cell in Rockwood

The province’s Special Investigations Unit is investigating the circumstances surrounding the death of a 36-year-old man this morning.

10 July, 2024

SIU Concludes Investigation into Brampton Arrest

In the evening of March 11, 2024, Peel Regional Police (PRP) officers located a vehicle parked in the parking lot outside a Brampton restaurant. The vehicle was registered to a 26-year-old man who was wanted on warrants held by multiple police services. When the man exited the restaurant, he was arrested by officers. When the man complained of pain at the police station, he was taken to hospital and diagnosed with a spinal fracture. On his assessment of the evidence, SIU Director Joseph Martino determined there were no reasonable grounds to believe that an officer committed a criminal offence in connection with the man’s arrest and injury.

9 July, 2024

Man Alone Responsible for Fractured Foot Caused After Scaling Fence; SIU Discontinues Toronto Investigation

The Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Joseph Martino, has terminated an investigation into the serious injury suffered by a 28-year-old man in March in Toronto.

6 July, 2024

SIU Concludes Investigation into Man’s Arrest in Hamilton that Resulted in Injury to Bystander

In the afternoon of March 8, 2024, Hamilton Police Service officers with the High Enforcement Action Team observed two males seemingly engaged in drug transactions. When the males exited a building, officers attempted to arrest them. One of the individuals was grounded and taken into custody. The other male fled on foot. When an officer took hold of this man, the man broke free and bumped into a 61-year-old woman. She fell backwards, used her left hand to break her fall, and broke her wrist in the process. The man fled but was apprehended soon after. On his assessment of the evidence, SIU Director Joseph Martino determined there were no reasonable grounds to believe that an officer committed a criminal offence in connection with the woman’s injury. 

5 July, 2024

SIU Finds No Basis to Proceed with Criminal Charges in Relation to Fatal Shooting in New Liskeard

On March 7, 2024, a 26-year-old man passed away, the result of gunfire discharged by OPP officers in New Liskeard. An 80-year-old man was seriously injured in the course of the same gunfire. The SIU was notified of the incident and initiated an investigation. The investigation is now concluded. On his assessment of the evidence, SIU Director Joseph Martino determined there were no reasonable grounds to believe that any officer committed a criminal offence in connection with the shooting.

5 July, 2024

SIU Appealing for Witnesses to Fatal Police-Involved Shooting in Kenora

The province’s Special Investigations Unit is continuing its investigation into a police-involved shooting that occurred in Kenora on June 25, 2024. As a result of the shooting, a 57-year-old man died.

5 July, 2024

SIU Concludes Investigation into Oakville Police-Involved Fatal Shooting

In the early morning of March 2, 2024, the Halton Regional Police Service received a 911 call from a resident of a house in Oakville. The caller reported that a man was stabbing another resident of the house. The caller struck the man across the head with a frying pan, but the attack continued. At that point, the caller had left the residence to call 911. Officers arrived on scene and entered the home. Officers ordered the man to get off the resident, but the man continued his attack. One officer discharged his firearm five times, and another officer discharged seven rounds. The 29-year-old man was declared deceased at the scene. On his assessment of the evidence, SIU Director Joseph Martino determined there were no reasonable grounds to believe that any officer committed a criminal offence in connection with the man’s death. 

4 July, 2024

SIU Investigating Fatal Collision in Springwater Township

The province’s Special Investigations Unit is investigating the circumstances surrounding a fatal collision that occurred yesterday afternoon in Springwater Township.

3 July, 2024

SIU Concludes Investigation into Man’s Overdose While in Custody of Durham Police

On March 5, 2024, a 57-year-old man was arrested by a Durham Regional Police Service officer at a grocery store in Oshawa. After doing a search of the man, he was transported to the police station. At the station, the officer made his way to the booking area to speak with the sergeant. When the officer returned to the cruiser, he observed the man with blue liquid coming from his mouth, and unresponsive. The man was transported to hospital where he was diagnosed with multi-substance overdose. On his assessment of the evidence, SIU Director Joseph Martino determined there were no reasonable grounds to believe that the officer committed a criminal offence in connection with the man’s medical event. 

3 July, 2024

Update: Teenager Who Fell from Bridge in Cambridge Passes Away

On July 2, 2024, Waterloo Regional Police Service went to a bridge at Concession Street and Water Street in Cambridge after receiving a report of a male standing on the railing of the bridge. Officers located the 17-year-old male, who was determined to be in crisis, and attempted to negotiate with him. Shortly after, the teenager fell from the bridge and into the Grand River below. He was rescued but found with vital signs absent. CPR was initiated and the teenager was transported to hospital.

3 July, 2024

SIU Concludes Investigation into Toronto Arrest of Man who was Target of Search Warrant

In the morning of March 5, 2024, the Toronto Police Service ETF was enlisted by the Guns and Gangs Task Force to assist in the execution of a search warrant at a residence in Toronto. The target of the warrant was a 22-year-old man, thought involved in a recent carjacking in which another person had been pistol whipped. In the course of his arrest, the man suffered a broken nose. On his assessment of the evidence, SIU Director Joseph Martino determined there were no reasonable grounds to believe that an officer committed a criminal offence in connection with the man’s arrest and injury.

2 July, 2024

SIU Investigating Teenager’s Fall from Bridge in Cambridge

The province’s Special Investigations Unit is investigating the circumstances surrounding a 17-year-old male falling from a bridge in Cambridge earlier today.

2 July, 2024

SIU Concludes Investigation into Man’s Medical Crisis While at OPP Killaloe Detachment

On March 4, 2024, a 36-year-old man suffered a medical crisis while in the custody of the Ontario Provincial Police at the OPP Killaloe Detachment. The SIU was notified of the incident and initiated an investigation. On his assessment of the evidence, Director Martino determined there were no reasonable grounds to believe that an officer committed a criminal offence in connection with the man’s condition.

June

29 June, 2024

SIU Concludes Investigation into Southwold Collision Following Police Pursuit

A 49-year-old man was seriously injured in a motor vehicle collision on March 3, 2024 in Southwold. As the van in which he was an occupant had briefly been pursued by an Ontario Provincial Police officer before the crash, the SIU was notified of the incident and initiated an investigation. On his assessment of the evidence, SIU Director Joseph Martino determined there were no reasonable grounds to believe that an officer committed a criminal offence in connection with the man’s injuries.

29 June, 2024

SIU Concludes Sault Ste. Marie Investigation into Man’s Medical Crisis While in Police Cell

On March 1, 2024, while in the custody of the Sault Ste. Marie Police Service, a 54-year-old man fell ill and was taken to hospital. The SIU was notified of the incident and initiated an investigation. On his assessment of the evidence, SIU Director Joseph Martino determined there were no reasonable grounds to believe that an officer committed a criminal offence in connection with the man’s medical crisis.  

28 June, 2024

SIU Concludes Investigation into Man’s Dog Bite Wounds During OPP Arrest in Tweed

The Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Joseph Martino, found no reasonable grounds to believe an Ontario Provincial Police officer committed a criminal offence in connection with the serious injury of a 47-year-old man. On March 1, 2024, an officer located a man who was subject to arrest for two warrants. The officer followed the man, who was in a pickup truck. The pickup truck crashed and two men inside fled. The wanted man hid and a canine team was dispatched. The police service dog located the man and bit his lower right leg and held the man until officers could handcuff him. The man was taken to hospital for surgery with respect to dog bite wounds.

28 June, 2024

SIU Charges Peel Police Officer in Relation to Brampton Arrest

The Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Joseph Martino, has reasonable grounds to believe a Peel Regional Police officer committed a criminal offence in relation to the arrest of a 33-year-old man on June 21, 2023, in Brampton.

As a result of the SIU investigation, Cst Karanveer Singh is charged with one count of assault, contrary to s. 266 of the Criminal Code.

28 June, 2024

SIU Investigating Officer’s Discharge of ARWEN at Man in Mississauga

The province’s Special Investigations Unit is investigating the circumstances surrounding the discharge of an Anti-Riot Weapon ENfield (ARWEN) this morning at a 38-year-old man in Mississauga.

28 June, 2024

SIU Concludes Investigation into Man’s Serious Injury in Ajax

The Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Joseph Martino, found no reasonable grounds to believe a Durham Regional Police Service officer committed a criminal offence in connection with a reported brain bleed suffered by a 69-year-old man. On March 2, 2024, officers were sent to a disturbance call at Goldies Café on Bayly Street in Ajax. The man reportedly assaulted a customer and was spitting on people. The man confronted the officer, with the officer asking the man to stop and remove his hands from his pockets. The man refused and when he was within an arm’s length, the officer pushed the man away. The man stumbled backward and struck his head on the pavement. The officer called for an ambulance and the man was taken to hospital.

28 June, 2024

SIU Concludes Investigation into Officer’s Less-Lethal Firearm Shots at Armed Man in Thunder Bay

The Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Joseph Martino, found no reasonable grounds to believe a Thunder Bay Police Service officer committed a criminal offence in connection with shooting a less-lethal firearm at a 43-year-old man. 

27 June, 2024

SIU Concludes Investigation into OPP Officer After Woman Injured in Trenton Arrest

The Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Joseph Martino, found no reasonable grounds to believe an Ontario Provincial Police officer committed a criminal offence in connection with a broken right shoulder suffered by a 40-year-old woman in Trenton.

27 June, 2024

SIU Concludes Investigation into Woman’s Broken Arm in Toronto Arrest

The Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Joseph Martino, found no reasonable grounds to believe three Toronto Police Service officers committed criminal offences in relation to the broken left arm of a 36-year-old woman. On February 28, 2024, police were called to an LCBO store at 49 Spadina Avenue after the woman was being held by security officers for theft and an assault on a security guard. 

27 June, 2024

SIU Charges OPP Officer After Man Seriously Injured in Trenton

The Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Joseph Martino, has reasonable grounds to believe an Ontario Provincial Police officer committed a criminal offence in relation to the serious injuries suffered by a 40-year-old man in Trenton last year.

26 June, 2024

SIU Investigating After OPP Officer Fatally Shoots Man in Kenora

The province’s Special Investigations Unit is investigating the circumstances surrounding the shooting death of a 57-year-old man in Kenora yesterday afternoon.

26 June, 2024

SIU Seeking Witnesses After Toronto Police Officer Struck Scooter, Injured Rider, in Whitby

Special Investigations Unit investigators are seeking anyone who may have witnessed a Toronto Police Service officer, in an unmarked vehicle, strike a scooter in the parking lot of Canadian Tire in Whitby last night.

25 June, 2024

SIU Concludes Investigation into Death of Man, 40, in Toronto

The Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Joseph Martino, found no reasonable grounds to believe Toronto Police officers committed a criminal offence in connection with the death of a 40-year-old man. On February 24, 2024, the man was arrested for trespassing while at the Toronto International Auto Show in the Metro Toronto Convention Centre. The man died in hospital two days later. The man’s cause of death is undetermined at this time.

25 June, 2024

Former Ottawa Police Officer Charged in Sexual Assault Investigation

The Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Joseph Martino, has reasonable grounds to believe that a former Ottawa Police Service officer committed a criminal offence in 2011 against a woman. At the time of the incident, the former officer was an inspector.

24 June, 2024

SIU Concludes Investigation into Niagara Falls Arrest

In the morning of February 25, 2024, Niagara Regional Police Service officers were dispatched to the parking lot of a hotel in Niagara Falls to investigate a report of a man breaking into a vehicle. Soon after an officer arrived on scene, the person of interest fled from the vehicle, with the officer in pursuit. The officer caught up to the man and a struggle ensued. Other officers arrived on scene and assisted in handcuffing the man. At hospital, the man was diagnosed with a fractured left clavicle. On his assessment of the evidence, SIU Director Joseph Martino determined there were no reasonable grounds to believe that the officer committed a criminal offence in connection with the man’s arrest and injury.

21 June, 2024

SIU Concludes Investigation into Sudbury Collision Involving Pickup Truck that was Being Pursued by Police Moments Prior

A 30-year-old woman was seriously injured in Sudbury on February 21, 2024, when the vehicle she was operating was struck by a pick-up truck. As the pick-up truck had been pursued by a Greater Sudbury Police Service officer moments before the collision, the SIU was notified of the incident and initiated an investigation. On his assessment of the evidence, SIU Director Joseph Martino determined there were no reasonable grounds to believe that the officer committed a criminal offence in connection with the collision and the woman’s injuries.

21 June, 2024

Man Alone was Responsible for Injuries Suffered After Jumping Over Wall; SIU Discontinues Innisfil Investigation

The Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Joseph Martino, has terminated an investigation into the serious injury suffered by a 28-year-old man in February in Innisfil.

21 June, 2024

SIU Discontinues Investigation into Thunder Bay Collision

The Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Joseph Martino, has terminated an investigation into a February collision in Thunder Bay involving a civilian vehicle and a police vehicle. 

21 June, 2024

Officer Did Nothing to Cause or Contribute to Man’s Fall; SIU Discontinues Oakville Investigation

The Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Joseph Martino, has terminated an investigation into the arrest of a 32-year-old man in February by a Peel Regional Police (PRP) officer.

21 June, 2024

SIU Concludes Investigation into Kitchener Fatal Police-Involved Shooting

On February 19, 2024, Waterloo Regional Police Service officers were dispatched to an apartment building in Kitchener for a disturbance call. An individual had called police to report that a family member – a 31-year-old male – was of unsound mind and in possession of a machete. Soon after arriving, officers observed the male. When he ran towards the officers while holding the machete, one of the officers deployed his conducted energy weapon (CEW). The man fell but got up and advanced towards an officer. The officer deployed his CEW again, but the man continued forward. Another officer then discharged his firearm and the man was fatally struck. On his assessment of the evidence, SIU Director Joseph Martino determined there were no reasonable grounds to believe that an officer committed a criminal offence in connection with the man’s death. 

19 June, 2024

SIU Concludes Investigation into Man’s Arrest in Toronto

Just before midnight of February 20, 2024, Toronto Police Service officers were dispatched to a break and enter in progress at a restaurant on Avenue Road. An officer observed a black sedan in the laneway behind the restaurant. The sedan drove into the cruiser, and then fled. Officers pursued the vehicle. After managing to block in the vehicle, the man fled on foot, and the officers gave chase. The man was arrested. At hospital, the 23-year-old was diagnosed with a broken left orbital bone. On his assessment of the evidence, SIU Director Joseph Martino determined there were no reasonable grounds to believe that any officer committed a criminal offence in connection with the man’s arrest and injury.

19 June, 2024

SIU Charges Windsor Police Officer for Sexual Assault Offences

The Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Joseph Martino, has reasonable grounds to believe a Windsor Police Service officer committed criminal offences in Windsor.

17 June, 2024

SIU Concludes Investigation into Toronto Police Officer After Man’s Self-Inflicted Injury

The Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Joseph Martino, found no reasonable grounds to believe a Toronto Police Service officer committed a criminal offence in connection with the self-inflicted gunshot wound suffered by a 40-year-old man. As officers were in the vicinity at the time, the SIU was notified and investigated. On February 18, 2024, officers were called to a residence in the area of Lawrence Avenue East and Morningside Avenue about a man in mental distress. The officers talked to the man, who barricaded himself in a bedroom, and tried to get him to exit. While in the bedroom, unbeknownst to the officers or his family that he had a revolver, the man shot himself in the face. Police called for paramedics and helped provide medical care until their arrival.

15 June, 2024

SIU Investigating Death of Man in Tyendinaga Township

The province’s Special Investigations Unit is investigating the circumstances surrounding the death of a 66-year-old man this morning in Tyendinaga Township.

13 June, 2024

SIU Investigating After Multiple Officers Discharge Firearms at Man in Timmins Area

The province’s Special Investigations Unit is investigating the circumstances surrounding an interaction that occurred yesterday on Moose Island at Night Hawk Lake.

12 June, 2024

SIU Charges Sudbury Police Officer with Assault Causing Bodily Harm

The Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Joseph Martino, has reasonable grounds to believe a Greater Sudbury Police Service officer committed a criminal offence in relation to serious injuries suffered by a 49-year-old man last December.

12 June, 2024

SIU Provides Update into Fatal Whitby Multi-Vehicle Collision

Seven investigators, two forensic investigators and one collision reconstructionist continue to investigate the circumstances surrounding a multi-vehicle collision that occurred  in Whitby on April 29, 2024. As a result of the collision, four people died, including an infant, and two people were seriously injured.

11 June, 2024

SIU Concludes Investigation into Man’s Skull Fractured During Arrest by Thunder Bay Officers in 2023

The Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Joseph Martino, found no reasonable grounds to believe a Thunder Bay Police Service officer committed a criminal offence in connection with the serious injury of a 30-year-old man who fled police. On June 10, 2023, the man was being arrested for impaired driving when he fled on foot. An officer chased after him and took him down to the ground. In the process, the officer’s flashlight struck the man’s head. 

9 June, 2024

SIU Concludes Investigation into Toronto Highway Collision That Resulted in Serious Injury to Teenager

On February 10, 2024, a 17-year-old male was suffered a broken left wrist as a result of a motor vehicle collision on the westbound lanes of Highway 401 in Toronto. As he had been attempting to escape apprehension by OPP officers prior to the collision, the SIU initiated an investigation. On his assessment of the evidence, SIU Director Joseph Martino determined there were no reasonable grounds to believe that an officer committed a criminal offence in connection with the teenager’s injury.

7 June, 2024

Update: SIU Investigating Fatal Collision with OPP Boat Near Sudbury

The 49-year-old woman involved in a collision with an Ontario Provincial Police boat on Nepewassi Lake was pronounced deceased this afternoon. The woman was taken to hospital in Sudbury following the collision early this morning. A post-mortem exam is being scheduled.

7 June, 2024

No Basis to Proceed with Charges in Northumberland County Police-involved Shooting

On February 10, 2024, a 28-year-old man was shot and wounded by an OPP officer in Northumberland County. On his assessment of the evidence, SIU Director Joseph Martino determined there were no reasonable grounds to believe that an officer committed a criminal offence in connection with the shooting. 

7 June, 2024

SIU Concludes Investigation into Hamilton Arrest

In the early afternoon of February 7, 2024, plainclothes Hamilton Police Service officers were occupying a parked unmarked police vehicle, and monitoring a building for drug activity. Seeing a man engage in what they believed was a drug sale, the officers decided they would arrest him for drug trafficking. There was an altercation between the man and officers, and the 26-year-old man was eventually handcuffed and taken to the police station. When the man complained of pain, he was transported to hospital and diagnosed with a fracture of the little finger. On his assessment of the evidence, SIU Director Joseph Martino determined there were no reasonable grounds to believe that an officer committed a criminal offence in connection with the man’s arrest and injury.

7 June, 2024

SIU Investigating After Woman Critically Injured in Collision with OPP Boat Near Sudbury

The province’s Special Investigations Unit is investigating the critical injury of a 49-year-old woman following a collision with an Ontario Provincial Police boat on Nepewassi Lake early this morning.

7 June, 2024

Notice of Correction to Director’s Report

Please be advised that the Director’s Report for 24-PVI-043, originally published on May 22, 2024, has been amended.

6 June, 2024

SIU Concludes Investigation into Man’s Nose Broken During Arrest in Newmarket

The Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Joseph Martino, found no reasonable grounds to believe two York Regional Police officers committed a criminal offence in connection with the serious injury of a 46-year-old man. On February 6, 2024, officers arrested two men for break and enter in the area of Srigley Street and Alexander Road in Newmarket. During the arrest of one of the men, evidence suggests he resisted and officers struck him in the torso and head before he was handcuffed.
 

6 June, 2024

SIU Concludes Investigation into London Officer Who Collided into Elderly Driver

The Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Joseph Martino, found no reasonable grounds to believe a London Police Service officer committed a criminal offence in connection with a collision that seriously injured an 83-year-old woman. On February 7, 2024, the officer had lights and sirens on, en route to a call for a baby not breathing, when he entered an intersection on a red light northbound on Wharncliffe Road South. He struck the driver’s side of the senior’s vehicle head on. She was taken to hospital where she was diagnosed with several broken ribs.

5 June, 2024

SIU Charges Toronto Police Officer with Assault

The Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Joseph Martino, has reasonable grounds to believe a Toronto Police Service officer committed a criminal offence in connection with the arrest of a 32-year-old man in July 2020 in North York.

4 June, 2024

SIU Charges Thunder Bay Officer with Assault Causing Bodily Harm

The Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Joseph Martino, has reasonable grounds to believe a Thunder Bay Police Service officer committed a criminal offence in relation to a serious injury suffered by a 33-year-old man in April 2023.

4 June, 2024

Notice of Correction to Director’s Report

Please be advised that the Director’s Report for 24-OOD-047, originally published on May 24, 2024, has been amended.

3 June, 2024

SIU Concludes Investigation into Collision Involving Cruiser and E-Bike

The Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Joseph Martino, found no reasonable grounds to believe a Toronto Police Service officer committed a criminal offence in connection with a 31-year-old man who was seriously injured in a collision with a cruiser. On February 4, 2024, the officer was en route to a call for service when he made a left turn from Bloor Street East to Castle Frank subway station, and was involved in a collision with an e-bike. Director Martino found the collision to be due to a momentary lapse of attention, which, the case law establishes, generally does not amount to a marked departure from a reasonable standard of care.

3 June, 2024

SIU Investigating After Man Fatally Shot by Toronto Police Officer

The province’s Special Investigations Unit is investigating after a Toronto Police Service officer fatally shot a man this afternoon.

May

31 May, 2024

SIU Concludes Investigation into Man’s Arrest by Police Officers in Thunder Bay

On February 1, 2024, a 27-year-old man was seriously injured in the course of his arrest by Thunder Bay Police Service officers. The SIU was notified and initiated an investigation. On his assessment of the evidence, SIU Director Joseph Martino determined there were no reasonable grounds to believe that any officer committed a criminal offence in connection with the man’s arrest and injury.

31 May, 2024

Investigation Concluded into Man Bit by London Police Service Dog During Arrest

The Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Joseph Martino, found no reasonable grounds to believe a London Police Service officer committed a criminal offence in connection with a 46-year-old man seriously injured from a police service dog bite. On February 1, 2024, a 911 call was made after the man reportedly damaged the water heater of a woman’s home, flooding the basement, and took off in a car while impaired. The man was involved in a single-vehicle collision at Wonderland Road South and Dingman Drive and left the scene on foot. A police dog tracked him and bit him on the right arm until he was handcuffed. The man was taken to hospital where he was treated for lacerations and fractures of the right forearm and wrist.

31 May, 2024

SIU Appealing for Witnesses to Sudbury Arrest

The province’s Special Investigations Unit is appealing for witnesses to an interaction that occurred last week in Sudbury between a 37-year-old man and Greater Sudbury Police Service (GSPS) officers.

30 May, 2024

SIU Concludes Investigation into Peel Officer After Shooting Less-Lethal Firearm at Man in Mississauga

The Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Joseph Martino, found no reasonable grounds to believe a Peel Regional Police officer committed a criminal offence in connection with firing an Anti-Riot Weapon Enfield (ARWEN) at a 39-year-old man. On January 30, 2024, officers entered the man’s apartment on Port Street East to apprehend him under the Mental Health Act. The man was in distress and harming himself. The man was struck with three less-lethal rounds, followed by conducted energy weapons, and handcuffed. He was not seriously injured.

29 May, 2024

No Criminal Charges to Issue Against Officer Who used Police Vehicle to Strike Teenager in Mississauga

In the evening of January 30, 2024, tactical and uniform Peel Regional Police officers made their way to the area of the Erin Mills Town Centre in Mississauga following reports of young males in possession of handguns at a nearby apartment building, who had since left in the direction of the mall. In the north parking lot of the mall, an officer encountered two males on foot fitting the description of the subjects. The males fled. One of the males entered a roadway and was struck by a police vehicle being operated by an officer responding to the scene. The 16-year-old male was taken into custody and eventually transported to hospital where he was diagnosed with a fractured right ankle and big toe. On his assessment of the evidence, SIU Director Joseph Martino determined there were no reasonable grounds to believe that an officer committed a criminal offence in connection with the teenager’s arrest and injuries.
 

27 May, 2024

SIU Concludes Investigation into Brampton Collision

On January 29, 2024, Ontario Provincial Police officers in separate cruisers were traveling eastbound on Highway 407 when they came across a vehicle traveling well below the speed limit without its taillights on. After querying the licence plate, the officers learned that the vehicle had been reported stolen. A decision was made to attempt to stop the vehicle. A short time later, the vehicle being investigated struck another civilian vehicle. The driver of the vehicle that was struck – a 33-year-old man – was taken to hospital and diagnosed with a fractured right wrist. On his assessment of the evidence, SIU Director Joseph Martino determined there were no reasonable grounds to believe that an officer committed a criminal offence in connection with the collision.

27 May, 2024

SIU Concludes Investigation into Toronto Arrest

In the early morning of January 28, 2024, a Toronto Police Service officer arrived at the scene of a single motor vehicle collision in the area of Walsh Avenue and Mathews Gate. Witnesses informed the officer that a man had fled on foot. Locating a man that fit the description provided by the witnesses, the officer approached him. Additional officers arrived. After an interaction between officers and the 31-year-old man, the man was arrested. At hospital, he was diagnosed with a fractured nose. On his assessment of the evidence, SIU Director Joseph Martino determined there were no reasonable grounds to believe that an officer committed a criminal offence in connection with the arrest and injury.

24 May, 2024

Man’s Injuries Attributed to Misadventures Prior to Police Arrest; SIU Discontinues Woodstock Investigation

The Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Joseph Martino, has terminated an investigation into the serious injury suffered by a 21-year-old man in February in Woodstock.

24 May, 2024

SIU Concludes Investigation into York Arrest

In the afternoon of January 25, 2024, plainclothes York Regional Police officers followed a 31-year-old man to a business in the area of Weston Road and Lawrence Avenue West. He was wanted on an arrest warrant by the Hamilton Police Service. When the man exited the business, he was quickly approached by several officers. The man fled and the officers gave chase. The man was soon handcuffed and taken into custody. After his arrival at the police station, the man was taken to hospital and diagnosed with a fractured left ankle. On his assessment of the evidence, SIU Director Joseph Martino determined there were no reasonable grounds to believe that any officer committed a criminal offence in connection with the man’s arrest and injury.

24 May, 2024

No Charges to Issue in Connection with Death of Man in Peterborough

On January 31, 2024, a 46-year-old man passed away in Peterborough. He had been discovered with catastrophic injuries by police officers and, accordingly, the SIU were notified of the incident. On his assessment of the evidence, SIU Director Joseph Martino determined there were no reasonable grounds to believe that an officer committed a criminal offence in connection with the man’s death. 

23 May, 2024

Officers Not Present When Man Fell from Townhouse Roof; SIU Discontinues Hamilton Investigation

The Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Joseph Martino, has terminated an investigation into the serious injury suffered by a 22-year-old man in January in Hamilton.

23 May, 2024

As Man Did Not Suffer Serious Injury, SIU Terminates London Investigation

The Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Joseph Martino, has terminated an investigation into the arrest of a 45-year-old man in January in London.

23 May, 2024

As No Serious Injury was Suffered, SIU Discontinues Toronto Investigation

The Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Joseph Martino, has terminated an investigation into a January 2024 interaction between police and a 50-year-old man in Toronto.

18 May, 2024

SIU Investigating Death of Woman After Arrest in Barrie

The province’s Special Investigations Unit is investigating the circumstances surrounding the death of a 28-year-old woman this morning.

17 May, 2024

SIU Appealing for Witnesses to Hamilton Arrest

The province’s Special Investigations Unit is investigating the circumstances surrounding the arrest yesterday morning of a man in Hamilton.

17 May, 2024

SIU Concludes Investigation into Woman Diagnosed with Broken Wrist After Arrest

The Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Joseph Martino, found no reasonable grounds to believe a Windsor Police Service officer committed a criminal offence in connection with the serious injury suffered by a 40-year-old woman. On January 18, 2024, police were called after a pickup truck reportedly crashed into a home at Shepherd Street East and Lincoln Road. The officer located the woman near the scene, who was wanted on an outstanding warrant, and took her into custody. She was taken to hospital where she was diagnosed with a broken right wrist.

16 May, 2024

Notice of Correction to Director

Please be advised that the Director’s Report for 24-OCI-016, originally published on May 13, has been amended to correct a typographical error.

16 May, 2024

Notice of Correction to Director

Please be advised that the Director’s Report for 24-OVI-014, originally published on May 10, has been amended to correct a typographical error.

16 May, 2024

SIU Concludes Investigation into Man’s Broken Hand in Cobourg

The Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Joseph Martino, found no reasonable grounds to believe a Cobourg Police Service officer committed a criminal offence in connection with a 22-year-old man who was diagnosed with fractures to his right hand following his arrest. On January 17, 2024, police were called to the area of King and Division Streets for a report that the man punched a vehicle with a woman in it and assaulted two men who intervened to assist the woman. The officer handcuffed the man and put him into the cruiser. Director Martino found video footage from the parking lot and other evidence made clear that the fractures were the likely result of the man punching the vehicle or engaging in fisticuffs prior to police arrival.
 

16 May, 2024

SIU Investigating Collision in Toronto Between Police Vehicle and E-bike

The province’s Special Investigations Unit is investigating the circumstances surrounding a collision earlier today between a police vehicle and e-bicycle.

16 May, 2024

SIU Terminates Investigation into Caledon Arrest of Man that Involved Use of Peel Police Dog

The Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Joseph Martino, has terminated an investigation into the arrest of a 20-year-old man in February in Caledon.

15 May, 2024

SIU Completes Investigation into Toronto Police Officers After Man Seriously Injured During Arrest

The Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Joseph Martino, found no reasonable grounds to believe two Toronto Police Service officers committed a criminal offence in connection with the serious injuries suffered by a 30-year-old man during his arrest outside a Toronto residence. On January 16, 2024, the officers sought to arrest the man near Caledonia Road and Rogers Road as he was wanted on warrants. He fled and slipped on ice. The man was struck by the officers and then handcuffed. The man was taken to hospital and diagnosed with a broken nose, fractures of the back and a bruised liver.

15 May, 2024

SIU Terminates Investigation into Man’s Ruptured Eardrum in Sudbury

The Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Joseph Martino, has terminated an investigation into a ruptured left eardrum suffered by a 23-year-old man during his arrest by Greater Sudbury Police Service officers in October 2022.

14 May, 2024

SIU Concludes Investigation into Elderly Man's Broken Finger in Sault Ste. Marie

The Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Joseph Martino, found no reasonable grounds to believe a Sault Ste. Marie officer committed a criminal offence in connection with the serious injury of a 78-year-old man. On January 5, 2024, officers were called to the man’s residence in the area of Wellington Street West and North Street, to check on his wellbeing as he was exhibiting violent behaviour. During the visit, the man physically engaged with an officer and was taken to the ground by officers. He was apprehended under the Mental Health Act and diagnosed with a broken left finger while in hospital.

14 May, 2024

SIU Concludes Investigation into Male Injured in Collision with Bus During Pursuit in Mississauga

The Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Joseph Martino, found no reasonable grounds to believe a Peel Regional Police officer committed a criminal offence following a collision that resulted in the serious injury of an 18-year-old male in Mississauga on January 15. The SIU was notified as the complainant, who was operating a stolen SUV, was being pursued by two officers at the time of the collision. The officers located the stolen vehicle and began to follow it on Highway 403 before the driver collided with a city bus at Dixie Road and Burnhamthorpe Road East.

13 May, 2024

SIU Concludes Brampton Investigation into Arrest of Man Who Used Stolen Van to Ram Police Cruisers

In the evening of January 13, 2024, Peel Regional Police officers became aware of a stolen van parked in the area of Rutherford Road South and Steeles Avenue East in Brampton. Officers blocked in the van with their cruisers and demanded that the occupants show their hands and exit. Instead, the driver reversed the van and then drove forward into the cruisers. He did this multiple times. Officers then smashed the driver’s door window and pulled him out. A struggle ensued, and soon after the 32-year-old man was arrested. He was transported to hospital and diagnosed with a fractured left orbital bone. On his assessment of the evidence, SIU Director Joseph Martino determined there were no reasonable grounds to believe that any officer committed a criminal offence in connection with the man’s arrest and injury.

12 May, 2024

SIU Investigating Fatal Police-involved Shooting in Sault Ste. Marie

The province’s Special Investigations Unit is investigating the circumstances surrounding the shooting death of a 37-year-old man last night in Sault Ste. Marie.

10 May, 2024

No Charges to Issue against Officer in Connection with Brampton Collision

In the evening of January 12, 2024, a 29-year-old woman and a 23-year-old man were on foot travelling eastbound on Hilldale Crescent approaching Central Park Drive. They crossed into the roadway in tandem and had passed the centre median when a police vehicle, approaching from the south, struck the woman. She and the man tumbled to the ground. The officer brought his cruiser to a stop after the collision and exited to render assistance. At hospital, the woman was diagnosed with a brain bleed and a spine fracture, and the man was treated for a broken right foot. On his assessment of the evidence, SIU Director Joseph Martino determined there were no reasonable grounds to believe that the officer committed a criminal offence in connection with the collision.

10 May, 2024

SIU Concludes Investigation into Discharge of Firearm by Police Officer at Man in Brantford

On January 12, 2024, a Brantford Police Service officer observed a van – idling and with windows covered with cardboard – in a gas station parking lot. The officer deployed a spike belt behind the van and stopped his cruiser behind the van. Two other officers arrived in separate vehicles and surrounded the van. Moments later, the van struck all three police vehicles as it attempted to make a U-turn. One of the officers discharged his firearm several times in the direction of the 43-year-old male driver as the van continued to arc around the officers, making good its escape from the gas station. The SIU initiated an investigation. On his assessment of the evidence, SIU Director Joseph Martino determined there were no reasonable grounds to believe that an officer committed a criminal offence in connection with the incident.

10 May, 2024

SIU Discontinues Investigation into Woodstock Collision

The Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Joseph Martino, has terminated an investigation into the serious injury suffered by a 30-year-old man in Woodstock in January.

3 May, 2024

SIU Concludes Investigation into Concussions Suffered by Young Men in Windsor on New Year's Eve

The Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Joseph Martino, found no reasonable grounds to believe a Windsor Police Service officer committed a criminal offence in connection with concussions suffered by an 18 and 19-year-old man in January. On January 1, 2024, the men, with other friends, were asked to leave the Ariius nightclub in Ceasars Casino after a fight. They did not listen to police commands to leave and provoked the officers. The two men were taken to the floor and arrested for trespassing. They were diagnosed with concussions following their release from custody.

2 May, 2024

SIU Investigating Death of Man in Scarborough

The province’s Special Investigations Unit is investigating the circumstances surrounding the death of a 34-year-old man this afternoon in Scarborough.

2 May, 2024

SIU Investigating Death of Man in Toronto

The province’s Special Investigations Unit is investigating the circumstances surrounding the death of a 23-year-old man yesterday in Toronto.

2 May, 2024

Update: SIU Releases Further Details in Relation to Fatal Whitby Multi-Vehicle Collision

The province’s Special Investigations Unit continues to investigate the circumstances surrounding a multi-vehicle collision on Monday night in Whitby that resulted in the deaths of four people, including an infant, and serious injuries to two people.

1 May, 2024

SIU Concludes Investigation into Man’s Broken Arm in Toronto; Man Crashed Mustang and Attempted to Flee OPP Arrest

The Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Joseph Martino, found no reasonable grounds to believe an Ontario Provincial Police officer committed a criminal offence in connection with a serious injury suffered by a 22-year-old man. 

April

30 April, 2024

SIU Concludes Investigation into Man’s Broken Wrist After Arrest by Windsor Police Officers

The Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Joseph Martino, found no reasonable grounds to believe a Windsor Police Service officer committed a criminal offence in connection with the serious injury suffered by a 20-year-old man. On January 1, 2024, police received 911 calls about a man causing a disturbance and assaulting people on Bruce Avenue, Shepherd Street West, York Street and Wahketa Street. The man fled police before an officer tackled him to the ground. The man punched an officer in the head. An officer again caught up to him and took him down. The man struggled and an officer punched the man in the head two or three times, and another officer discharged a conducted energy weapon. He was handcuffed and taken to hospital where he was diagnosed with a broken left wrist.

30 April, 2024

SIU Investigating Collision on Highway 401 in Whitby that Resulted in Fatalities

The province’s Special Investigations Unit is investigating the circumstances surrounding a multi-vehicle collision on Highway 401 last night in Whitby that resulted tragically in the deaths of four individuals.

26 April, 2024

SIU Concludes Investigation into Aurora Arrest Following Home Invasion Call

On December 30, 2023, York Regional Police officers were dispatched to a home in Aurora after a home invasion had been reported. Upon entering the residence, the home owners informed the officers that the intruders were in the basement and had firearms. In the basement, officers located one of the intruders hiding in a small space between a furnace and a wall. The man was pulled out and handcuffed him behind the back. At hospital, the man was diagnosed with a fractured rib. On his assessment of the evidence, SIU Director Joseph Martino determined there were no reasonable grounds to believe that any officer committed a criminal offence in connection with the man’s arrest and injury.

24 April, 2024

SIU Concludes Investigation into Man’s Death in Lakefield

On December 26, 2023, a 40-year-old man took his life in his home in Lakefield. As the Peterborough Police Service was present outside the home at the time, the SIU was notified of the incident and initiated an investigation.  On his assessment of the evidence, SIU Director Joseph Martino determined there were no reasonable grounds to believe that an officer committed a criminal offence in connection with the man’s death. 

23 April, 2024

SIU Concludes Investigation into Kingston Arrest

On December 25, 2023, Kingston Police officers were dispatched to an apartment building in the west end of Kingston to investigate a domestic dispute call. The building superintendent escorted the officers to an apartment unit, but continued to obstruct the entry of the officers into the unit. When an officer took hold of the superintendent’s arm to arrest him, he resisted and a struggle ensued. He was taken to the floor and handcuffed behind the back. He was later taken to hospital where he was diagnosed with a fractured right orbital bone. On his assessment of the evidence, SIU Director Joseph Martino determined there were no reasonable grounds to believe that an officer committed a criminal offence in connection with the man’s arrest and injury.

22 April, 2024

SIU Concludes Investigation into Reported Sexual Assault by Thunder Bay Police Officer in 2021

On December 13, 2023, the Thunder Bay Police Service (TBPS) notified the SIU that they were in possession of information in which it was alleged that a 31-year-old woman was sexually assaulted by a TBPS officer on February 2, 2021. On Director Joseph Martino’s assessment of the evidence, he found no reasonable grounds to believe that the officer committed a criminal offence in connection with the complaint of sexual assault.

22 April, 2024

SIU Concludes Investigation into Officer’s Discharge of Firearm at Home Invasion Suspects in Vaughan

On December 24, 2023, a York Regional Police officer fired his pistol at suspects in a home invasion in Vaughan. There was no indication that anyone was struck. The SIU was notified and initiated an investigation. On his assessment of the evidence, SIU Director Joseph Martino determined there were no reasonable grounds to believe that the officer committed a criminal offence in connection with the shooting.

22 April, 2024

SIU Concludes Investigation into Pair Injured After Car Hit By Toronto Police Cruiser

The Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Joseph Martino, found no reasonable grounds to believe a Toronto Police Service officer committed a criminal offence in connection with a collision that seriously injured a 39-year-old woman and 35-year-old man. On December 23, 2023, two officers were responding to a reported break-and-enter call when their cruiser hit a Toyota Camry near Finch Avenue East and Bayview Avenue. The collision occurred when the officer, lights and sirens on, entered the northbound passing lane to overtake southbound traffic and the Camry turned in front of him.

19 April, 2024

SIU Concludes Investigation into Toronto Officer Firing Less-Lethal Shotgun at Man in West Toronto

The Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Joseph Martino, found no reasonable grounds to believe a Toronto Police Service officer committed a criminal offence in connection with firing a less-lethal firearm at a 42-year-old man last December. On December 21, 2023, officers were called to Roncesvalles Avenue, south of Bloor Street West, following reports of a man holding two sharp sticks and threatening cyclists and pedestrians. Officers pursued the man and he fled in and out of traffic. Three officers discharged Conducted Energy Weapons at him to no avail. Following that, an officer shot a less-lethal shotgun with sock rounds at the man four times. The officer kicked the man to the ground and he was handcuffed. He was not seriously injured.

19 April, 2024

SIU Concludes Investigation into Woman’s Self-Inflicted Death in Collingwood

The Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Joseph Martino, found no reasonable grounds to believe an Ontario Provincial Police officer committed a criminal offence in connection with the self-inflicted death of a 39-year-old woman in December 2023.

18 April, 2024

SIU Charges Peel Police Officer in Relation to Collision that Seriously Injured Woman in Brampton

The Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Joseph Martino, has reasonable grounds to believe a Peel Regional Police officer committed a criminal offence in relation to a collision that seriously injured a 23-year-old woman in August 2023.

15 April, 2024

SIU Concludes Investigation into Ottawa Officer Who Shot at Fleeing Vehicle

The Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Joseph Martino, found no reasonable grounds to believe an Ottawa Police Service officer committed a criminal offence in connection with firing at a vehicle driven by a 30-year-old man. On December 16, 2023, officers discovered a Hyundai Elantra was stolen and attempted to arrest the occupants. The driver attempted to flee and, in the process, pinned and struck an officer, smashed into a police vehicle and drove at another officer. An officer fired at the vehicle a total of four times; the man was not struck by gunfire. He was later located and arrested.

13 April, 2024

SIU Completes Investigation into Man Diagnosed with Broken Nose After Arrest by Toronto Police Officers

The Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Joseph Martino, found no reasonable grounds to believe a Toronto Police Service officer committed a criminal offence in connection with a broken nose suffered by a 28-year-old man. On December 16, 2023, officers attempted to arrest the man as he fit the description of a man who reportedly committed an armed robbery. The man resisted and punched at officers, with officers punching the man in return. It remained unclear how the man broke his nose. Director Martino noted that there was evidence the injury was self-inflicted when he slammed his head into a wall at the hospital. 

13 April, 2024

SIU Concludes Investigation into Toronto Police Officer Who Shot at Males Fleeing in SUV

The Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Joseph Martino, found no reasonable grounds to believe a Toronto Police Service officer committed a criminal offence in connection with firing at an Acura SUV that failed to stop for police in North York last December. None of the Acura’s occupants, aged 20, 17 and 16 years old, were struck. 

12 April, 2024

SIU Investigating After Toronto Police Officer Shoots Man

The province’s Special Investigations Unit is investigating the circumstances after a Toronto Police Service officer shot and wounded a 28-year-old man this afternoon in Toronto.

12 April, 2024

SIU Concludes Investigation After OPP Officer Shoots, Wounds Man in Exchange of Gunfire in Marmora

The Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Joseph Martino, found no reasonable grounds to believe two Ontario Provincial Police officers committed a criminal offence in connection with the shooting of a 48-year-old man in Marmora. On December 14, 2023, the man was shot after he shot at officers in a cabin on Twin Sisters Lake Road. Earlier, the property owner reported to police that the man, believed to have access to guns, had threatened to burn the camp and he wanted police to remove him. The man fired a shotgun out an open window of the cabin. Police officers attempted to negotiate for hours to no avail. An officer fired a less-lethal weapon twice at the cabin’s windows. In response, the man fired his shotgun three times at officers. An officer returned fire, striking the man in the left shoulder. He exited the cabin and was taken into custody.

12 April, 2024

SIU Concludes Review of Nova Scotia’s Onslow Fire Hall Incident

Ontario’s Special Investigations Unit (SIU) has concluded its review into the April 19, 2020, Onslow Fire Hall incident and has determined that no criminal charges are warranted. The SIU reviewed information considered by the Joint Federal/Provincial Commission into the April 2020 Nova Scotia Mass Casualty (Mass Casualty Commission), with respect to shots fired by two RCMP officers at the Onslow Fire Hall on April 19, 2020.

10 April, 2024

SIU Concludes Investigation into Man’s Broken Foot After Arrest by Toronto Police Officers

The Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Joseph Martino, found no reasonable grounds to believe a Toronto Police Service officer committed a criminal offence in connection with the arrest of a 41-year-old man. On December 12, 2023, police received a call about the man after he reportedly threatened a person with a shotgun. 

5 April, 2024

No Basis for Criminal Charges After York Police Officer Fatally Shoots Man in Newmarket

The Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Joseph Martino, found no reasonable grounds to believe a York Regional Police officer committed a criminal offence in connection with the shooting death of a 37-year-old man in Newmarket. On December 7, 2023, officers were called to an apartment on Crowder Boulevard for a domestic dispute. The officers entered a stairwell in the building when the man entered behind them, armed with a hammer. The officer fired at the man 14 times, striking him 13 times. The man was pronounced deceased at the scene.

5 April, 2024

SIU Completes Investigation into Cyclist Injured in Collision with London Police Cruiser

The Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Joseph Martino, found no reasonable grounds to believe a London Police Service officer committed a criminal offence in connection with the serious injuries suffered  by a 54-year-old male cyclist. On December 7, 2023, the officer struck the cyclist while making a left-hand turn. The man was taken to hospital and diagnosed with a fractured nose and left orbital bone.

4 April, 2024

SIU Concludes Investigation into Fleeing Man Injured in Thunder Bay Arrest

The Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Joseph Martino, found no reasonable grounds to believe a Thunder Bay Police Service officer committed a criminal offence in connection with the arrest of a 32-year-old man. On December 6, 2023, officers attempted to arrest the man on a warrant in the area of Court Street North and River Street. He fled and an officer took him to the ground.

3 April, 2024

SIU Concludes Investigation into OPP Officer After Pedestrians Struck in Toronto

The Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Joseph Martino, found no reasonable grounds to believe an Ontario Provincial Police officer committed a criminal offence in connection with the serious injuries suffered by a 53-year-old man and a 24-year-old woman. On December 5, 2023, the officer was driving in the area of Highway 401 and Keele Street, en route to an unrelated call, when the driver of a Dodge Durango began to accelerate away before hitting a Honda Accord and two pedestrians in a crosswalk. The officer was not in pursuit of the vehicle at the time.  

2 April, 2024

SIU Discontinues Investigation into Fatal Crash on QEW in Burlington

The Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Joseph Martino, has terminated an investigation into the fatal collision that occurred in January 2024 on the QEW in Burlington.

March

30 March, 2024

SIU Investigating Discharge of ARWEN at Man in Orillia

The province’s Special Investigations Unit is investigating the circumstances surrounding the discharge of an Anti-Riot Weapon ENfield (ARWEN) yesterday at a 33-year-old man in Orillia.

28 March, 2024

SIU Concludes Investigation into Arrest of Teenager by York Officers

In the early morning of December 1, 2023, a York Regional Police officer spotted a Jeep that had been reported stolen. It was travelling south on Highway 27 from Rutherford Road. Officers followed the Jeep. The driver of the Jeep, a 15-year-old male, exited the vehicle and ran. Officers caught up to him and arrested him. He was transported to hospital where he was diagnosed with a broken arm. On his assessment of the evidence, SIU Director Joseph Martino determined there were no reasonable grounds to believe that any officer committed a criminal offence in connection with the arrest and injury.

28 March, 2024

SIU Finds Officer’s Discharge of Firearm at Man in Aylmer to be Reasonable

On November 29, 2023, police officers in the Aylmer area were on the lookout for a taxi that had been carjacked at knifepoint by a male. Officers located the vehicle and attempted to stop it. When the 18-year-old male driver fled on foot, an interaction ensued and an Ontario Provincial Police officer fired her gun at him. The shot missed and the man continued his flight. He was arrested a short distance away. On his assessment of the evidence, SIU Director Joseph Martino determined there were no reasonable grounds to believe that the officer committed a criminal offence in connection with the shooting.  

27 March, 2024

SIU Investigating After Officer in London Discharges Blunt Impact Projectile Firearm at Teenager

The province’s Special Investigations Unit is investigating the circumstances surrounding the discharge of a Blunt Impact Projectile (BIP) firearm at a 17-year-old male today in London.

27 March, 2024

SIU Investigating after Officer in Scarborough Deploys Blunt Impact Projectile Firearm

The province’s Special Investigations Unit is investigating the circumstances surrounding the deployment of a Blunt Impact Projectile (BIP) firearm yesterday at a 59-year-old man in Scarborough.

27 March, 2024

SIU Discontinues Investigation into Stratford Arrest

The Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Joseph Martino, has terminated an investigation into the June 2023 arrest of a 47-year-old man in Stratford. Sometime following his arrest, the man filed a complaint with the Office of the Independent Police Review Director (OIPRD), alleging that he was assaulted by a Stratford Police Service officer during the June 13, 2023, and suffered a fractured rib in the process. The SIU was notified of the incident on November 30, 2023.

23 March, 2024

SIU Investigating After OPP Officer Shoots, Injures Man in Algoma District

The province’s Special Investigations Unit is investigating after an Ontario Provincial Police officer shot a 35-year-old man in Thessalon last night. He is in hospital in stable condition.

22 March, 2024

SIU Investigating Police-involved Shooting in Ottawa

The province’s Special Investigations Unit is investigating the circumstances surrounding a police-involved shooting this afternoon in Ottawa.

22 March, 2024

SIU Concludes Investigation into Broken Nose Suffered by Man During Arrest by Toronto Police Officers

The Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Joseph Martino, found no reasonable grounds to believe a Toronto Police Service officer committed a criminal offence in connection with the arrest of a 21-year-old man. On November 24, 2023, officers were called to an apartment near Linkwood Lane in Toronto for a man in distress. 

21 March, 2024

SIU Concludes Investigation into Man Injured While Fleeing London Police Officers

The Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Joseph Martino, found no reasonable grounds to believe a London Police Service officer committed a criminal offence in connection with the arrest of a 42-year-old man. On November 22, 2023, the man, while handcuffed, attempted to flee from custody while awaiting medical treatment at Victoria Hospital. Just before the man was about to exit the hospital, an officer tackled the man to the ground. The man was diagnosed with multiple rib fractures and a broken clavicle.

20 March, 2024

SIU Concludes Investigation into Two Youths Shot with Less-Lethal Firearm in Wellington County

The Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Joseph Martino, found no reasonable grounds to believe an Ontario Provincial Police officer committed a criminal offence in connection with shooting two male youths with a less-lethal firearm last November. Neither male was seriously injured.

13 March, 2024

SIU Terminates Investigation into Woman’s Reported Broken Jaw in Cornwall

The Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Joseph Martino, has terminated an investigation into a serious injury suffered by a 24-year-old woman as it appeared to have happened prior to the arrival of Ontario Provincial Police officers.

13 March, 2024

SIU Investigating Fatal Collision in Toronto After Driver Fled Toronto Police Service Officers

The province’s Special Investigations Unit is investigating after a man died and another man was critically injured in a collision this morning in Toronto.

12 March, 2024

SIU Concludes Investigation into Man Shot in Arm by Waterloo Police Officer in Kitchener

The Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Joseph Martino, found no reasonable grounds to believe a Waterloo Regional Police Service officer committed a criminal offence in connection with shooting a 29-year-old man in Kitchener. On October 25, 2023, officers were dispatched to check on the condition of a driver sleeping in the driver’s seat of a Jeep, later learned to be stolen, in the parking lot of the townhouse complex at 211 Veronica Drive. The man, believed to be impaired, ignored commands to exit the Jeep and he drove forward, with one of the officers moving from its path. The officer found himself caught in a small space between a cruiser and the moving Jeep, fearing he may be crushed. The officer fired one shot, striking the man’s left forearm. 

11 March, 2024

SIU Concludes Investigation into Man Seriously Injured by Police Service Dog During London Arrest

The Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Joseph Martino, found no reasonable grounds to believe a London Police Service officer committed a criminal offence in connection with the serious injuries suffered by a 55-year-old man after he was bit by a police dog. On November 18, 2023, officers were called to the Hydro One facility on Power Street for a break and enter in progress. 

8 March, 2024

SIU Investigating Death of Man, Serious Injury of Bystander in Exchange of Gunfire Involving OPP Officers in Timiskaming District

The province’s Special Investigations Unit is investigating the death of a 26-year-old man and the serious injury suffered by a 76-year-old male bystander following an exchange of gunfire involving multiple Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) officers in northeastern Ontario last night. 

8 March, 2024

SIU Concludes Investigation into Man Seriously Injured While Fleeing Halton Police on Bicycle in Oakville

The Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Joseph Martino, found no reasonable grounds to believe a Halton Regional Police Service officer committed a criminal offence in connection with the arrest of a 39-year-old man in Oakville. On November 10, 2023, the officer attempted to arrest the man on charges of break and enter. 

8 March, 2024

SIU Terminates Investigation into Man’s Drug Overdose in Windsor

The Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Joseph Martino, has terminated an investigation into an apparent drug overdose suffered by a 58-year-old man who the Windsor Police Service had apprehended last November.

7 March, 2024

SIU Concludes Investigation into Man Injured During Arrest at Brampton Hospital

The Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Joseph Martino, found no reasonable grounds to believe a Peel Regional Police Service officer committed a criminal offence in connection with a broken nose suffered by a 60-year-old man during his arrest in Brampton. On November 7, 2023, the officer intervened to assist security guards at Brampton Civic Hospital as the man was acting unruly and violent. The man bit the officer and the officer kneed the man. The man continued to struggle and the officer kneed the man again, handcuffing him.

6 March, 2024

SIU Concludes Investigation into Man Injured During Arrest in Niagara Falls

The Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Joseph Martino, found no reasonable grounds to believe a Niagara Regional Police Service officer committed a criminal offence in connection with the serious injury suffered by a 37-year-old man in Niagara Falls. On November 15, 2023, officers from Niagara Regional Police Service assisted York Regional Police officers in the arrest of a man for a homicide in Aurora last June. 

6 March, 2024

SIU Investigating After Officer Discharged Less-Lethal Firearm at Man in Thunder Bay

The province’s Special Investigations Unit is investigating after a Thunder Bay Police Service officer discharged a less-lethal firearm at a 43-year-old man on Friday. He was not injured.

5 March, 2024

SIU Concludes Investigation into Death of Man After Police Dog Bite in Midland

The Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Joseph Martino, found no reasonable grounds to believe an Ontario Provincial Police officer committed a criminal offence in connection with the death of a 45-year-old man last November.
The SIU was notified of the death and the possibility it may have been connected to a police dog bite during an arrest in October 2023.

5 March, 2024

Investigation into Man Seriously Injured After Fall at Dryden Motel is Completed

The Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Joseph Martino, found no reasonable grounds to believe an Ontario Provincial Police officer committed a criminal offence in connection with the broken feet suffered by a 32-year-old man while trying to flee police last November in Dryden.

2 March, 2024

SIU Investigating After Halton Police Officers Fatally Shoot Man in Oakville

The province’s Special Investigations Unit is investigating after a man was shot and killed by two Halton Regional Police Service officers early this morning at an Oakville residence.

1 March, 2024

SIU Concludes Investigation into Man Seriously Injured in Toronto Police Custody

The Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Joseph Martino, found no reasonable grounds to believe Toronto Police Service officers committed a criminal offence in connection with the serious injuries suffered by a 36-year-old man while he was in custody.

1 March, 2024

SIU Concludes Investigation into OPP Officers Who Shot Man in Ohsweken

The Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Joseph Martino, found no reasonable grounds to believe three Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) officers committed a criminal offence in connection with shooting a 40-year-old man last November.
The man had fired a gun at Six Nations Police officers and OPP officers. 

1 March, 2024

Investigation Concluded into Two People Hurt in Collision After Fleeing Police in Saugeen Shores

The Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Joseph Martino, found no reasonable grounds to believe a Saugeen Shores Police Service officer committed a criminal offence in connection with the serious injuries suffered by two people after their car struck a tree last November. As the vehicle had been pursued by an officer moments before the collision, the SIU was notified and investigated.  

1 March, 2024

SIU Concludes Investigation into Man’s Arrest and Serious Injuries in London

The Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Joseph Martino, found no reasonable grounds to believe a London Police Service officer committed a criminal offence in connection with the serious injuries suffered by a 32-year-old man during his arrest.

February

29 February, 2024

SIU Concludes Investigation into Brampton Arrest of Man

In the evening of October 31, 2023, Peel Regional Police officers were dispatched to an address in Brampton after a tenant reported to police that another tenant had threatened to burn down the property and brandished a knife at him over a rent dispute. In the course of his arrest by officers, a 25-year-old male person of interest suffered a broken nose. On his assessment of the evidence, SIU Director Joseph Martino determined there were no reasonable grounds to believe that an officer committed a criminal offence in connection with the man’s arrest and injury.

27 February, 2024

SIU Investigating Death of Man in Toronto

The province’s Special Investigations Unit is investigating the circumstances surrounding the death of a 40-year-old man early yesterday morning in Toronto.

26 February, 2024

SIU Concludes London Investigation into Man’s Arrest

In the early morning of October 29, 2023, London Police Service officers were dispatched to a restaurant in London after staff reported to police that a man had brandished a knife at security personnel. Officers encountered the 22-year-old man, and a struggle ensued as the officers attempted to arrest him. The man was eventually handcuffed. At hospital, he was diagnosed with a fractured left arm. On his assessment of the evidence, SIU Director Joseph Martino determined there were no reasonable grounds to believe that an officer committed a criminal offence in connection with the man’s arrest and injury.

23 February, 2024

SIU Concludes Investigation into Woman’s Self-Inflicted Injuries in Peterborough

The Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Joseph Martino, found no reasonable grounds to believe a Peterborough Police Service officer committed a criminal offence in connection with the self-inflicted injuries suffered by a 25-year-old woman. The SIU investigated as she appeared to have been speaking with an officer at the time of the incident on October 27, 2023. Director Martino found that the prompt action on the part of the officer, including his attendance at the apartment to cut the woman down and administer first-aid, saved her life.  

23 February, 2024

Investigation into York Regional Police Officers’ Arrest of Man in Pickering Completed

The Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Joseph Martino, found no reasonable grounds to believe York Regional Police officers committed a criminal offence in connection with the arrest and broken rib suffered by a 35-year-old man in Pickering.

23 February, 2024

Investigation into Man Seriously Injured During Arrest by London Police Officers is Completed

The Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Joseph Martino, found no reasonable grounds to believe a three London Police Service officers committed a criminal offence in connection with the broken wrist suffered by a 39-year-old man during his arrest in October.

23 February, 2024

SIU Concludes Investigation into Man’s Arrest, Broken Ribs in Cambridge

The Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Joseph Martino, found no reasonable grounds to believe a Waterloo Regional Police Service officer committed a criminal offence in connection with the broken ribs suffered by a 31-year-old man in Cambridge. On June 23, 2023, officers attempted to arrest the man after a report of break and enter at a residence. The man resisted. Officers grounded the man, where he was subject to strikes and conducted energy weapon discharges. Director Martino accepted that the man’s injuries were probably incurred during his arrest, but he was not reasonably satisfied that it was attributable to any unlawful conduct on the part of the officers.  

23 February, 2024

SIU Concludes Investigation into London Police Officers After Man Suffered Serious Injuries in Fall

The Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Joseph Martino, found no reasonable grounds to believe three London Police Service officers committed a criminal offence in connection with the serious injuries suffered by a 21-year-old man in a fall last October. The SIU investigated as police officers were present and attempted to prevent the man from falling from a hotel ledge.

22 February, 2024

SIU Completes Investigation into Man’s Arrest and Injuries in Hamilton

The Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Joseph Martino, found no reasonable grounds to believe a Hamilton Police Service officer committed a criminal offence in connection with the broken orbital bone suffered by a 49-year-old man during his arrest last October.

22 February, 2024

SIU Investigating Police-Involved Shooting in Greater Sudbury

The province’s Special Investigations Unit is investigating the circumstances surrounding the serious injuries suffered by a 40-year-old man yesterday in Greater Sudbury.

20 February, 2024

SIU Concludes Investigation into Caledon Firearm Discharge at Vehicle that Drove at OPP Officer

In the morning of October 23, 2023, two Ontario Provincial Police officers made their way to Tundra Road in Caledon to investigate a suspicious Jeep parked on the roadway. Officers observed the Jeep, which they learned had been reported stolen. Soon after the officers got the attention of the men inside the Jeep, the driver drove at one of the officers. This officer was struck. When the Jeep drove towards the other officer, that officer discharged his firearm at the vehicle. No one was injured as a result of the shooting. On his assessment of the evidence, SIU Director Joseph Martino determined there were no reasonable grounds to believe that an officer committed a criminal offence in connection with the use of his gun.

20 February, 2024

SIU Investigating Police-Involved Fatal Shooting in Kitchener

The province’s Special Investigations Unit is investigating the circumstances surrounding the death of a 31-year-old man last night in Kitchener.

16 February, 2024

SIU Concludes Investigation into Fatal Police-involved Shooting in St. Catharines

On October 23, 2023, Niagara Regional Police Service officers were dispatched to a home in St. Catharines for a domestic disturbance. A 48-year-old man had attacked a family member with a knife. Soon after the officers arrived, the man charged at the officers while holding a knife. The man was told to show his hands before a barrage of gunshots rang out from two of the officers. The man succumbed to his wounds in hospital. On his assessment of the evidence, SIU Director Joseph Martino determined there were no reasonable grounds to believe that the two officers who discharged their firearms committed a criminal offence in connection with the man’s death. 

16 February, 2024

No Charges to Issue in Relation to Toronto Arrest

In the evening of October 21, 2023, Toronto Police Service (TPS) officers were dispatched to a Toronto Community Housing (TCH) building to assist a TCH officer and a provincial offenses officer who had arrested a 33-year-old man. When the man continued to resist, and then kicked back with a leg, one of the TPS officers pulled the man down, his right side striking the ground. The man was transported to hospital where he was reportedly diagnosed with a broken nose and fractured right jaw.  On his assessment of the evidence, SIU Director Joseph Martino determined there were no reasonable grounds to believe that an officer committed a criminal offence in connection with the man’s arrest and injuries.

16 February, 2024

No Basis to Charge Officers in Relation to Arrest of Woman in London

In the morning of October 23, 2023, two London Police Service officers were on patrol in a marked cruiser when they came across a woman who was the subject of an arrest warrant. The 34-year-old woman, who was on her bike at the time, was permitted to return her bike home. The officers followed behind. As the woman was accompanied to the officers’ cruiser parked out front the home, a physical altercation ensued between her and the officers. The woman was eventually handcuffed. She was transported to hospital after her arrest and diagnosed with a fractured left finger. On his assessment of the evidence, SIU Director Joseph Martino determined there were no reasonable grounds to believe that any officer committed a criminal offence in connection with the woman’s arrest and injury.

16 February, 2024

SIU Concludes Investigation into Incident in OPP Nottawasaga Detachment Parking Garage

In the evening of October 21, 2023, a 36-year-old man was in the back seat of a police cruiser parked in the garage of the OPP Nottawasaga Detachment. He had been lodged in a cell following his arrest and was now being transported to hospital for medication. When officers noticed that the man had maneuvered his handcuffed arms in front of his body, they asked him to reposition them behind his back. At some point, an officer shut the door, resulting in the man’s head being struck. He was later diagnosed with a concussion. On his assessment of the evidence, SIU Director Joseph Martino determined there were no reasonable grounds to believe that an officer committed a criminal offence in connection with the man’s injury.

16 February, 2024

SIU Concludes Investigation into Man’s Fall from Roof in Collingwood

On the evening of October 15, 2023, Ontario Provincial Police officers were dispatched to a residence in Collingwood after a 911 caller had reported a domestic disturbance. When officers arrived, a man and woman were on the front lawn of the home. Upon seeing the officers, the 38-year-old man entered the home. At some point, he made his way to the second-floor, opened a west-facing window and climbed out onto the sloped roof of a porch. The man slid down the roof and fell to the ground, fracturing his left ankle in the process. He was transported to hospital for treatment. As OPP officers were present at the time of the fall, the SIU was notified of the incident and initiated an investigation. On his assessment of the evidence, SIU Director Joseph Martino determined there were no reasonable grounds to believe that an officer committed a criminal offence in connection with the man’s injury.

16 February, 2024

SIU Concludes Investigation into Arrest of Man by Officers in Toronto

In the morning of October 23, 2023, Toronto Police Service officers were dispatched to a residence in Toronto to investigate a 62-year-old man who had earlier that day threatened a municipal bylaw officer with a knife. When officers called out to the man from the sidewalk, the man exited the home while holding a knife and walked towards the officers. The officers repeatedly told the man to drop the knife and attempted to deescalate the situation. When the man ran towards an officer, multiple officers discharged their conducted energy weapons. The man was eventually apprehended. On his assessment of the evidence, SIU Director Joseph Martino determined there were no reasonable grounds to believe that any officer committed a criminal offence in connection with the man’s arrest and fractured left clavicle.

15 February, 2024

SIU Concludes Investigation into Seaforth Police-Involved Shooting

On October 18, 2023, a 35-year-old man and a 34-year-old woman sustained bullet wounds in the course of a police shooting outside of a residence in Seaforth. The SIU was notified of the incident and initiated an investigation. On his assessment of the evidence, SIU Director Joseph Martino determined there were no reasonable grounds to believe that the officer who fired his weapon committed a criminal offence in connection with the injuries to both individuals.

15 February, 2024

SIU Terminates Investigation into Man’s Interaction with Special Constables in Niagara Falls

The Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Joseph Martino, has terminated an investigation into the serious injury suffered by a 27-year-old man in January in Niagara Falls.

15 February, 2024

SIU Charges Toronto Police Officers in Relation to Discharge of Firearms

The Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Joseph Martino, has reasonable grounds to believe that two Toronto Police Service (TPS) officers committed criminal offences in relation to a shooting in June 2023.

14 February, 2024

SIU Seeking Witnesses of Arrest at Woodbine Casino on Jan. 8

The province’s Special Investigations Unit is investigating after a 42-year-old man suffered serious injuries during his arrest by Peel Regional Police officers near Woodbine casino in Etobicoke in the early hours of January 8, 2024. Based on a review of surveillance footage, there were bystanders there, possibly recording cellphone video, at the time of the incident, and SIU investigators are seeking witnesses to come forward.

13 February, 2024

SIU Concludes Investigation into Pickering Collision Between Civilian Vehicle and Police Cruiser

On October 17, 2023, a 20-year-old man and a 27-year-old man were seriously injured in a motor vehicle collision in Pickering. As the collision involved a Durham Regional Police Service cruiser, the SIU was notified of the incident and initiated an investigation. On his assessment of the evidence, SIU Director Joseph Martino concluded there were no reasonable grounds to believe that an officer committed a criminal offence in connection with the collision.

12 February, 2024

SIU Concludes Investigation into Fatal Windsor Collision

On October 15, 2023, a 17-year-old male and a 19-year-old male lost their lives, and a 48-year-old woman and a 17-year-old male were seriously injured, in a motor vehicle collision. As Windsor Police Service officers had briefly attempted to stop one of the vehicles involved in the collision prior to it occurring, the SIU was notified of the incident and initiated an investigation. On his assessment of the evidence, SIU Director Joseph Martino determined there were no reasonable grounds to believe that an officer committed a criminal offence in connection with the collision.

10 February, 2024

SIU Investigating After OPP Officer Shoots Man in Northumberland County

The province’s Special Investigations Unit is investigating after an Ontario Provincial Police officer shot and injured a 28-year-old man early this morning at a residence in the Colborne area.

9 February, 2024

SIU Completes Investigation After Woman Injured in Toronto Police Cruiser Collision

The Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Joseph Martino, found no reasonable grounds to believe a Toronto Police Service officer committed a criminal offence in connection with the broken wrist suffered by a 40-year-old woman after she was struck by a cruiser. On October 14, 2023, the officer was reportedly making his way to a call for service, with his lights and siren on, when he entered an intersection at Markham Road and Eglinton Avenue East on a red light and struck the driver of an SUV.

9 February, 2024

SIU Concludes Investigation into E-Bike Operator Hurt After Fleeing Toronto Police Officer

The Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Joseph Martino, found no reasonable grounds to believe a Toronto Police Service officer committed a criminal offence in connection with the serious injuries suffered by a 27-year-old man. On October 11, 2023, the officer, who was riding a police motorcycle, pursued the man as he was riding an e-bike without a helmet. The e-bike operator fled and ran red light on Islington Avenue and Judson Street when he was struck by a vehicle. The man was taken to hospital where he was diagnosed with fractures of the left leg, left ankle and spine.

9 February, 2024

SIU Concludes Investigation into Boy, 14, Fatally Struck by Car in Vaughan

The Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Joseph Martino, found no reasonable grounds to believe a York Regional Police officer committed a criminal offence in connection with the death of a 14-year-old boy last October in Vaughan.
The boy died on October 18, 2023, in hospital after he was struck by a car on Jane Street on October 13, 2023. The SIU was notified and investigated as the teen was being chased by an officer when he ran onto the road and was struck near Canada’s Wonderland. 

8 February, 2024

SIU Concludes Investigation into Man’s Self-Harm, Brain Injury Suffered in Timmins Cell

The Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Joseph Martino, found no reasonable grounds to believe a Timmins Police Service officer committed a criminal offence in connection with the serious injury suffered by a 48-year-old man. On October 10, 2023, the man was arrested for assault at a residence in the area of Father Costello Drive. The man, who made suicidal comments en route to the station, was lodged in a cell. Minutes later, he attempted to hang himself with a T-shirt. An officer checked on him and cautioned him to stop. Later the man attempted to harm himself a second time. The officer saw the man and helped him. Paramedics were called and the man was taken to hospital where he was treated for a brain injury.

7 February, 2024

SIU Terminates Investigation After Man Fell from Fleeing Stolen Car in London

The Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Joseph Martino, has terminated an investigation after it was found no serious injuries were suffered by a 29-year-old man last November.

5 February, 2024

SIU Concludes Investigation into Mississauga Arrest of Woman who was Armed with Knife

In the afternoon of October 7, 2023, Peel Regional Police officers were dispatched to an area in Mississauga to investigate a knife attack. Shortly after officers arrived at the scene, the 45-year-old female person of interest walked towards the officers with a knife in her hand. The officers implored the woman to drop her knife, but this was to no avail. One of the officers fired his conducted energy weapon (CEW), but this had no effect on the woman. When the woman eventually started walking away from the officers, another officer fired his CEW at the woman, resulting in her falling backwards and striking her head on the pavement. The woman was arrested and later taken to hospital where she was diagnosed with a fractured left wrist and a brain bleed. On his assessment of the evidence, SIU Director Joseph Martino determined there were no reasonable grounds to believe that any officer committed a criminal offence in connection with the woman’s arrest and injuries.

5 February, 2024

SIU Investigating after Cyclist in Toronto Seriously Injured in Collision with Police Vehicle

The province’s Special Investigations Unit is investigating the circumstances surrounding a Toronto collision that occurred yesterday evening between a police vehicle and a 32-year-old male cyclist.

2 February, 2024

SIU Finds No Basis to Charges Police Officers in Connection to Guelph Arrest

On October 6, 2023, a 38-year-old man was seriously injured in the course of his arrest by Guelph Police Service officers. On his assessment of the evidence, SIU Director Joseph Martino determined there were no reasonable grounds to believe that any officer committed a criminal offence in connection with the man’s arrest and injuries.

2 February, 2024

Due to no Serious Injury, SIU Discontinues Waterford Investigation

The Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Joseph Martino, has terminated an investigation into the June 2023 arrest of a 49-year-old man in Waterford. The Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) notified the SIU of the matter on November 16, 2023, upon learning that the man had filed a complaint.

1 February, 2024

SIU Concludes Investigation into Simcoe Collision

On October 4, 2023, a 71-year-old man was seriously injured in a motor vehicle collision in Simcoe. As the vehicle he was driving had been struck by another vehicle fleeing the scene of an OPP traffic stop, the SIU was notified of the matter and initiated an investigation. On his assessment of the evidence, SIU Director Joseph Martino determined there were no reasonable grounds to believe that an officer committed a criminal offence in connection with the incident.

1 February, 2024

SIU Investigating After Peel Police Officer Shot Less-Lethal Firearm at Man in Mississauga

The province’s Special Investigations Unit is investigating after a Peel Regional Police officer discharged a less-lethal firearm at a 39-year-old man in Mississauga on Tuesday.

1 February, 2024

SIU Investigating Death of Man in Peterborough

The province’s Special Investigations Unit is investigating the circumstances surrounding the death of a 46-year-old man in Peterborough last night.

January

31 January, 2024

SIU Concludes Investigation into Toronto Arrest

On August 27, 2023, a 33-year-old man was in the throes of a psychotic episode when he approached a Toronto Police Service officer who was in the area. The officer, who was dealing with a motorist that he had pulled over, told the man he would assist him after finishing with the motorist. When the officer did turn his attention to the man, the man lunged in the officer’s direction. The officer took hold of the man and proceeded to handcuff him. When the man kicked the officer in the leg, the officer forced the man to the ground. The man suffered multiple facial fractures as a result. On his assessment of the evidence, SIU Director Joseph Martino determined there were no reasonable grounds to believe that the officer committed a criminal offence in connection with the man’s arrest and injuries.

30 January, 2024

No Charges to Issue in Relation to Incident that Saw Multiple Police Vehicles Strike Carjacked Vehicle

On October 2, 2023, a 22-year-old man suffered a fractured right clavicle as a result of a motor vehicle collision in Mississauga. As the vehicle he was operating had been struck by Peel Regional Police cruisers, the SIU was notified of the incident and initiated an investigation. On his assessment of the evidence, SIU Director Joseph Martino determined there were no reasonable grounds to believe that an officer committed a criminal offence in connection with the man’s injury.

30 January, 2024

SIU Concludes Investigation into Brampton Discharge of Firearm by Officer

In the evening of October 6, 2023, two Peel Regional Police officers were on patrol in Brampton when they came across a vehicle with a licence plate that had been reported stolen. When officers confronted a man who had exited the vehicle, the man fled. The officers gave chase on foot. One of the officers tackled the man to the ground and then struggled to arrest him. The man resisted arrest, biting the officer a number of times. In the course of their altercation on the ground, the officer’s firearm discharged and the round struck the roadway. The other officer fired his conducted energy weapon ant the man multiple times before he was handcuffed. On his assessment of the evidence, SIU Director Joseph Martino determined there were no reasonable grounds to believe that the officer committed a criminal offence in connection with the firearm discharge.

29 January, 2024

SIU Concludes Investigation into Man’s Fractures After Arrest by Toronto Police Officers

The Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Joseph Martino, found no reasonable grounds to believe two Toronto Police Service officers committed a criminal offence in connection with the arrest and serious injuries suffered by a 28-year-old man.
On May 26, 2023, officers sought to arrest the man in the area of Elm and Elizabeth Streets for break and enter. The man attempted to break free from the officers and was taken to the ground. He was later diagnosed with a fractured jaw, broken nose and other injuries.

29 January, 2024

Investigation Concluded into Pedestrian Fatally Struck by Vehicle Fleeing Police in Ottawa

The Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Joseph Martino, found no reasonable grounds to believe an Ottawa Police Service officer committed a criminal offence in connection with the death of a 46-year-old man in Ottawa last April.

29 January, 2024

SIU Investigating Death of Man in Collision After Fleeing Halton Police in Burlington

The province’s Special Investigations Unit is investigating after a 26-year-old man died in a collision involving a pick-up truck that fled Halton Regional Police Service officers in Burlington early this morning.

26 January, 2024

Investigation Completed into Broken Nose Suffered by Male, 17, During Richmond Hill Arrest

The Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Joseph Martino, found no reasonable grounds to believe a York Regional Police officer committed a criminal offence in connection with the serious injury suffered by a 17-year-old male. On September 29, 2023, officers executed a search warrant at a home in relation to a car theft investigation. The man’s nose was broken in a melee with officers during his arrest.

25 January, 2024

SIU Ends Investigation into Man’s Self-Inflicted Injury in Bracebridge

The Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Joseph Martino, has terminated an investigation into self-inflicted injuries suffered by a 35-year-old man.

24 January, 2024

Investigation Completed into Man’s Broken Nose During Arrest in St. Thomas

The Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Joseph Martino, found no reasonable grounds to believe a St. Thomas Police Service officer committed a criminal offence in connection with a 51-year-old man who was seriously injured during his arrest. 

24 January, 2024

SIU Concludes Investigation into Man’s Drug Overdose in Niagara Police Custody

The Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Joseph Martino, found no reasonable grounds to believe a Niagara Regional Police Service officer committed a criminal offence in connection with a 36-year-old man who fell into medical distress while in a cell in Niagara Falls. On September 28, 2023, officers arrested the man on a warrant in relation to charges of break and enter. About 30 minutes after he was lodged in a cell, the man was found unresponsive. Paramedics were called, and a dose of naloxone was administered. The man was transported to hospital where it was discovered drugs were reportedly hidden in his rectum. Director Martino surmised that if the man been strip searched, the drugs may have been located but he did not believe the officers’ decision to not conduct one was unreasonable given he was not arrested on drug charges and he denied using drugs.

23 January, 2024

SIU Completes Investigation into Death of Man, 88, in Mississauga

The Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Joseph Martino, found no reasonable grounds to believe a Peel Regional Police officer committed a criminal offence in connection with the death of an elderly man in Mississauga.

22 January, 2024

Woman’s Injury Pre-existed Arrest by OPP; SIU Terminates Brantford Investigation

The Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Joseph Martino, has terminated an investigation into the arrest of a 40-year-old woman in December in Brantford.

22 January, 2024

SIU Concludes Investigation into Man’s Arrest at Mississauga Bus Terminal

In the early morning of September 27, 2023, Peel Regional Police officers were dispatched to a bus terminal in  Mississauga following a 911 call reporting a man had been stabbed. Upon arrival, officers located the man who had been stabbed. He was seated in a bus that was stopped beside a platform. The man confirmed that the person responsible for the stabbing was a man who was seated on a bench directly beside the bus. That man was arrested. He was taken by paramedics to hospital where he was diagnosed with a fractured nose. On his assessment of the evidence, SIU Director Joseph Martino determined there were no reasonable grounds to believe that an officer committed a criminal offence in connection with the man’s arrest and injury.

19 January, 2024

SIU Concludes Investigation into Death of Man in Guelph Collision

The Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Joseph Martino, found no reasonable grounds to believe two Guelph Police Service officers committed a criminal offence in connection with the death of a 43-year-old man last September. 

19 January, 2024

SIU Concludes Investigation into Arrest of Man at Brampton Bank

In the afternoon of September 21, 2023, a Peel Regional Police officer arrived at a Scotiabank in Brampton. An employee of the branch had contacted police to report that a man was attempting to access funds using false identification. The officer entered the bank, took hold of the man, and escorted him outside to his parked cruiser where he intended to secure him in handcuffs. While facing the passenger side of the cruiser, his left hand having already been cuffed, the man began to resist arrest. An interaction ensued, and the man was eventually handcuffed behind the back. The man was released at the scene following his arrest. The 26-year-old man subsequently attended hospital where he was diagnosed with a leg fracture. On his assessment of the evidence, SIU Director Joseph Martino determined there were no reasonable grounds to believe that an officer committed a criminal offence in connection with the man’s arrest and injury.

19 January, 2024

SIU Terminates Investigation into Woman’s Reported Wrist Injury in Kingston

The Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Joseph Martino, has terminated an investigation into a reported fractured left wrist suffered by a 19-year-old woman last September.

19 January, 2024

SIU Concludes London Investigation

In the early morning hours of September 11, 2023, London Police Service officers attended the residence of a 37-year-old man to caution him about misusing the 911 emergency call system. An officer spoke to the man beside the building’s front door and warned him he would be arrested for ‘mischief’ if he persisted with the 911 calls. Another officer approached the man and the two shook hands. In the course of the handshake, the officer again cautioned the man and asked whether he understood. The man replied he did and the handshake ended. The police took their leave and the man returned to his apartment. Feeling pain in his right hand, the man went to hospital. He was diagnosed with a fractured knuckle of the right small finger. On his assessment of the evidence, SIU Director Joseph Martino determined there were no reasonable grounds to believe that an officer committed a criminal offence in connection with the man’s injury.

18 January, 2024

SIU Discontinues Toronto Investigation

The Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Joseph Martino, has terminated an investigation into a September interaction between a man and Toronto Police Service officers.

17 January, 2024

SIU Concludes Investigation into Richmond Hill Confrontation Between Man and Officer

On September 19, 2023, a 21-year-old man was seriously injured in a confrontation with a York Regional Police officer. This officer was one of the officers dispatched to a residence in Richmond Hill for a domestic disturbance at the house. The SIU was notified of the incident and initiated an investigation. On his assessment of the evidence, SIU Director Joseph Martino determined there were no reasonable grounds to believe that an officer committed a criminal offence in connection with the man’s injury.

17 January, 2024

SIU Discontinues Glen Robertson Collision Investigation

The Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Joseph Martino, has terminated an investigation into a collision that occurred in September in Glen Robertson, involving a cruiser and two civilian vehicles.

15 January, 2024

SIU Investigating After Male Seriously Injured in Mississauga Collision

The province’s Special Investigations Unit is investigating after an 18-year-old male was seriously injured in a collision while fleeing a Peel Regional Police Service officer early this morning in Mississauga.

13 January, 2024

SIU Investigating Death of Man in North Bay

The province’s Special Investigations Unit is investigating the circumstances surrounding the death of a 42-year-old man yesterday in North Bay.

13 January, 2024

SIU Investigating After Woman Struck by Peel Police Cruiser in Brampton

The province’s Special Investigations Unit is investigating after a 29-year-old woman was struck by a Peel Regional Police Service officer driving a cruiser last night in Brampton.

12 January, 2024

SIU Concludes Investigation into Man’s Arrest and Injuries at South Huron Hospital

The Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Joseph Martino, found no reasonable grounds to believe three Ontario Provincial Police officers committed a criminal offence in connection with the arrest of a 41-year-old man in Huron County last September.

12 January, 2024

SIU Concludes Investigation into Man’s Medical Condition in Police Custody at Sault Ste. Marie Hospital

The Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Joseph Martino, found no reasonable grounds to believe an Ontario Provincial Police officer or a Sault Ste. Marie Police Service officer committed a criminal offence in connection with the medical episode suffered by a 29-year-old man while in custody last September.

12 January, 2024

SIU Investigating Police Firearm Discharge in Brantford

The province’s Special Investigations Unit is investigating the circumstances surrounding the discharge of a firearm by a police officer this morning in Brantford.

11 January, 2024

Update: Investigation into Death of Thunder Bay Woman

 The Special Investigations Unit continues to probe the death of a 21-year-old woman at a residence in Thunder Bay on Saturday, December 30, 2023. 

11 January, 2024

SIU Discontinues Investigation into Man’s Collapsed Lung After St. Catharines Arrest

The Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Joseph Martino, has terminated an investigation into a man hospitalized with a collapsed lung following his arrest by Niagara Regional Police Service officers last September in St. Catharines.

10 January, 2024

SIU Concludes Investigation into Man’s Four-Storey Fall in St. Catharines

The Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Joseph Martino, found no reasonable grounds to believe a Niagara Regional Police Service officer committed a criminal offence in connection with the fractures and brain injury suffered by a 33-year-old man in a fall from a four-storey building last September in St. Catharines.

10 January, 2024

SIU Concludes Investigation into Man’s Death in Ottawa

The Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Joseph Martino, found no reasonable grounds to believe an Ottawa Police Service officer committed a criminal offence in connection with the death of a 41-year-old man last September in Ottawa.

9 January, 2024

SIU Discontinues Investigation into Woman’s Reported Wrist Injury During Arrest by OPP Officers in Orillia

The Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Joseph Martino, has terminated an investigation into a reported right wrist injury of a 27-year-old woman during her arrest by Ontario Provincial Police officers in Orillia.

8 January, 2024

SIU Seeking Witnesses to London Collision Between Police Cruiser and Cyclist

The province’s Special Investigations Unit is appealing for witnesses to a collision that occurred last month in London between a London Police Service (LPS) cruiser and a cyclist.

6 January, 2024

Update: SIU Investigation Ongoing into Death of Woman in Thunder Bay

The province’s Special Investigations Unit continues to investigate the circumstances surrounding the death of a 21-year-old woman at a residence in Thunder Bay on Saturday, December 30, 2023. 

5 January, 2024

SIU Concludes Investigation into Man’s Reported Broken Ribs During Arrest in Shelburne

The Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Joseph Martino, found no reasonable grounds to believe two Ontario Provincial Police officers committed a criminal offence in connection with the broken ribs suffered by a 57-year-old man last September.

5 January, 2024

Investigation Completed into Man’s Death at Niagara Falls Escarpment

The Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Joseph Martino, found no reasonable grounds to believe a Niagara Parks Police Service officer committed a criminal offence in connection with the death of a 19-year-old man after he jumped into the Niagara River escarpment in Niagara Falls last September. As police officers briefly interacted with the man moments before he jumped, the SIU investigated.  

5 January, 2024

SIU Concludes Investigation into Female’s Reported Injury During Arrest in Thunder Bay

The Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Joseph Martino, found no reasonable grounds to believe a Thunder Bay Police Service officer committed a criminal offence in connection with the broken right forearm suffered by a 17-year-old girl.

4 January, 2024

SIU Completes Investigation into Man’s Injury During Arrest in Brampton

The Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Joseph Martino, found no reasonable grounds to believe a Peel Regional Police officer committed a criminal offence in connection with the fracture suffered by a 23-year-old man during his arrest in September in Brampton.

3 January, 2024

SIU Investigating Death of Woman in Thunder Bay

The province’s Special Investigations Unit is investigating the circumstances surrounding the death of a 21-year-old woman at a residence in Thunder Bay on Saturday.

3 January, 2024

SIU Investigating Death of Man in Greater Sudbury

The province’s Special Investigations Unit is investigating after a 46-year-old man died during his arrest by Greater Sudbury Police Service officers at a residence in Chelmsford yesterday.

2 January, 2024

SIU Concludes Investigation After Man Injured in Collision with OPP Cruiser on Saugeen First Nation

The Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Joseph Martino, found no reasonable grounds to believe an Ontario Provincial Police officer committed a criminal offence in connection with the serious injuries suffered by a 42-year-old man in a collision involving a stolen ATV colliding with a cruiser in September on Saugeen First Nation.

2 January, 2024

SIU Discontinues Investigation into Woman’s Fall While Fleeing Greater Sudbury Police

The Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Joseph Martino, has terminated an investigation into fractures suffered by a 24-year-old woman after she attempted to escape police officers in Sudbury last August.