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May

21 May, 2018

SIU Investigating Death of Woman in Toronto

The province’s Special Investigations Unit is investigating the circumstances surrounding the falling death of a woman yesterday in Toronto.

19 May, 2018

SIU Investigating Shooting of Man in Fort Erie

The province’s Special Investigations Unit is investigating the circumstances surrounding the police-involved shooting of a 29-year-old man in Fort Erie late Friday night.

19 May, 2018

SIU Investigating after Man Injured in Brantford

The province’s Special Investigations Unit is investigating the circumstances surrounding the serious injuries sustained by a 25-year-old man today in Brantford.

18 May, 2018

No Basis for Criminal Charges in Relation to Woman being Struck by Police Cruiser in Hamilton

The Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Tony Loparco, has determined there are no reasonable grounds to lay criminal charges against a Hamilton Police Service officer who was operating a police cruiser that struck a 74-year-old woman crossing the road. The incident – which occurred in Hamilton in September of 2016 – resulted in serious injuries to the woman.

18 May, 2018

Woman in Toronto Intentionally Entered Tub of Scalding Water; No Criminal Charges to Issue in Relation to Serious Injuries Sustained

The Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Tony Loparco, has determined there are no reasonable grounds to lay criminal charges against a Toronto Police Service officer in relation to the serious injuries sustained by a 61-year-old woman in April of 2017.

18 May, 2018

Man’s Fall from Window caused by his Own Actions; No Basis for Charges Against any West Nipissing Police Officer

The Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Tony Loparco, has determined there are no reasonable grounds to lay criminal charges against any West Nipissing Police Service officer in relation to the serious injury sustained by an 18-year-old man who – in an attempt to elude police – climbed out of a second story window and fell to the ground below.

18 May, 2018

Police had been Pursuing Jeep that Collided with Two Other Vehicles in Etobicoke; SIU Finds Criminal Charges not Warranted

In February of 2017, Toronto Police Service officers stopped a Jeep in order to identify the driver. When officers approached the Jeep, the driver fled. A pursuit commenced, and a short time later, the Jeep struck two vehicles in the area of Dundas Srteet West and Burnhamthorpe Road. A serious injury was sustained by the driver of one of the struck vehicles. The Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Tony Loparco, has determined there are no reasonable grounds to lay criminal charges against any Toronto Police Service officer in relation to this incident.

18 May, 2018

No Basis for Criminal Charges in Relation to Death of Man in Cambridge

The Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Tony Loparco, has determined there are no reasonable grounds to lay criminal charges against a Waterloo Regional Police Service officer in relation to the death of a 26-year-old man in May of 2017. The man’s cause of death was determined to be acute cocaine toxicity.

18 May, 2018

SIU Terminates Brampton Death Investigation

The Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Tony Loparco, has terminated the investigation into the death of a 50-year-old man last month in Brampton.

17 May, 2018

SIU Terminates Investigation in Sudbury after Determining Injuries not Serious

The Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Tony Loparco, has terminated an investigation into an interaction that occurred in March of 2018 between a 44-year-old woman and Greater Sudbury Police Service (GSPS) officers.

17 May, 2018

Man’s Injury a Result of Punching Cell Wall; SIU Terminates Cobourg Investigation

The Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Tony Loparco, has terminated an investigation into the serious injury sustained by a 27-year-old man last month in Cobourg.

17 May, 2018

Woman’s Injury in Collingwood not Caused by Police; SIU Terminates Investigation

The Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Tony Loparco, has terminated an investigation into the circumstances surrounding the serious injury sustained by a 20-year-old woman last month in Collingwood.

16 May, 2018

No Charges Warranted in Relation to Arrest of Man by Toronto Police Service Drug Squad Officers

The Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Tony Loparco, has determined there are no reasonable grounds to lay criminal charges against a Toronto Police Service officer in relation to the serious injury sustained by a 27-year-old man during his arrest in April of 2017.

16 May, 2018

Bite Injuries to Man in Strathroy a Result of Dog Responding to Perceived Dangerous Situation; No Criminal Charges Warranted

In April of 2017, Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) officers attended a Hydro One facility in Strathroy to investigate a break and enter. The person of interest – who had fled – was tracked to a nearby location by a police officer and his police service dog. As a result of the arrest, the man sustained several dog bite injuries and was transported to hospital for treatment. The Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Tony Loparco, has determined there are no reasonable grounds to lay criminal charges against an OPP Middlesex officer in relation to this incident.

16 May, 2018

No Causal Connection between Actions of Officers Pursuing Vehicle and Motor Vehicle Collision; Criminal Charges not Warranted

The Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Tony Loparco, has determined there are no reasonable grounds to lay criminal charges against a Toronto Police Service officer in relation to the serious injury sustained by a 25-year-old man during a motor vehicle collision in May of 2017. The man had been a passenger in a vehicle being pursued by officers.

11 May, 2018

SIU Investigating Collision in Etobicoke

The province’s Special Investigations Unit is investigating the circumstances surrounding a collision in Etobicoke this morning.

10 May, 2018

No Criminal Charges Warranted after Driver Being Investigated by Police Drove Through a Fence and Struck a Residence

Shortly before midnight on May 12, 2017, Toronto Police Service officers attempted to stop a vehicle for Highway Traffic Act violations in the area of McNicoll Avenue and Morningside Avenue. The vehicle drove off at a high rate of speed, and when attempting a left hand turn, the vehicle left the roadway, drove through a fence and struck a residence. The 28-year-old driver of the vehicle was transported to hospital and diagnosed with a serious injury. The Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Tony Loparco, has determined there are no reasonable grounds to lay criminal charges against a Toronto Police Service officer in this case.

9 May, 2018

SIU Terminates Investigation into Death of Man in Thunder Bay

The Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Tony Loparco, has terminated an investigation into the death last month of a 62-year-old man in Thunder Bay.

7 May, 2018

Woman was Armed with Knife in Hamilton; SIU Determines Use of CEW by Police to be Most Viable and Reasonable Option

The Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Tony Loparco, has determined there are no reasonable grounds to lay criminal charges against a Hamilton Police Service officer in relation to the serious injuries sustained by a 30-year-old woman as a result of an interaction with officers in July of 2016. In order to apprehend the woman who was armed with a knife, multiple officers deployed their conducted energy weapons.

7 May, 2018

SIU Finds Criminal Charges not Warranted in Relation to Arrest of Man in Mississauga

The Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Tony Loparco, has determined there are no reasonable grounds to lay criminal charges against any Peel Regional Police officer in relation to the serious injury sustained by a 25-year-old man during his arrest in April of 2017. 

7 May, 2018

Man in Kitchener Took Own Life; No Criminal Charges Warranted

In April of 2017, Waterloo Regional Police Service officers attended the residence of a 69-year-old man upon being notified by another individual that the man was inside the residence with an extensive collection of firearms and was suffering from paranoia. When officers finally entered the residence, they found the man deceased. The cause of death was determined to be suicide, with the mechanism being penetrating wounds to the chest by knife and arrow. The Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Tony Loparco, has determined there are no reasonable grounds to lay criminal charges against any officer in relation to the man’s death. 

4 May, 2018

Man’s Fall from Window in Aurora Caused by Own Actions; SIU Terminates Investigation

The Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Tony Loparco, has terminated an investigation into the serious injury sustained by a 28-year-old man last month in Aurora.

4 May, 2018

Injury Caused when Woman Ran into Side of Police Cruiser; SIU Terminates Toronto Investigation

The Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Tony Loparco, has terminated an investigation into the serious injury sustained by a 51-year-old woman last month in Toronto.

3 May, 2018

SIU Terminates Brampton Dog Bite Investigation

The Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Tony Loparco, has terminated an investigation into an interaction that occurred in August of 2017 between Peel Regional Police (PRP) officers and a 17-year-old male.

3 May, 2018

SIU Terminates Investigation into Incident at Guelph Courthouse

The Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Tony Loparco, has terminated an investigation into an incident that occurred in March of 2018 at a courthouse in Guelph.

3 May, 2018

Man’s Serious Injury Sustained After Falling from Hospital Bed; SIU Terminates Investigation in St. Marys

The Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Tony Loparco, has terminated an investigation into the serious injury sustained by a 34-year-old man in St. Marys in March of 2018.

3 May, 2018

SIU Terminates Investigation in Toronto

The Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Tony Loparco, has terminated an investigation into the injury sustained by a 25-year-old man in Toronto in March of 2018.

3 May, 2018

SIU Terminates Death Investigation in Oro-Medonte Township

The Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Tony Loparco, has terminated an investigation into the death of a 59-year-old man last month in Oro-Medonte Township.

2 May, 2018

SIU Determines Officers not Responsible for Death of Man who Jumped from Apartment Balcony in Toronto

The Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Tony Loparco, has determined there are no reasonable grounds to lay criminal charges against a Toronto Police Service officer in relation to the March 2017 death of a 20-year-old man who fell from the balcony of an apartment to the ground 12 stories below. Prior to the fall, police had been attempting to dissuade the man from taking his own life.

2 May, 2018

Criminal Charges not Warranted in Relation to Vehicle Being Pursued by Police Colliding with Taxi in Toronto

The Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Tony Loparco, has determined there are no reasonable grounds to lay criminal charges against a Toronto Police Service officer who was pursuing a vehicle that collided with a taxi in March of 2017. As a result of the collision, the driver of the pursued vehicle sustained a serious injury.

2 May, 2018

Driver of Truck Made Voluntary Decision to Drive in Reckless Manner Prior to Collision with Civilian Vehicles; SIU Finds no Criticism of Officer’s Actions

The Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Tony Loparco, has determined there are no reasonable grounds to lay criminal charges against a Durham Regional Police Service officer in relation to the serious injuries sustained by a 25-year-old man who was operating a vehicle that was struck by a truck being investigated by police. The incident occurred in April of 2017.

2 May, 2018

Man in Toronto Arrested for Assault and Uttering Threats; SIU Determines No Basis for Charges

The Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Tony Loparco, has determined there are no reasonable grounds to lay criminal charges against any Toronto Police Service officer in relation to the serious injury sustained by a 41-year-old man during his arrest in April of 2017.

April

29 April, 2018

SIU Investigating Man’s Death in Brampton

The province’s Special Investigations Unit is investigating the circumstances surrounding the death of a 50-year-old man this weekend in Brampton.

27 April, 2018

No Grounds to Lay Criminal Charges in Relation to Arrest of Man in London who Drove Truck Towards Another Civilian

The Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Tony Loparco, has determined there are no reasonable grounds to lay criminal charges against any London Police Service officer in relation to the serious injury sustained by a 54-year-old man during his arrest in October of 2016.

27 April, 2018

SIU Director Finds no Fault Lies with Police in Relation to Apprehension of Woman in Toronto

The Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Tony Loparco, has determined there are no reasonable grounds to lay criminal charges against a Toronto Police Service officer in relation to the apprehension of a 52-year-old woman under the Mental Health Act in November of 2016. Several days later, the woman was diagnosed with a fractured right elbow.

27 April, 2018

SIU Determines Degree of Force Used against Man Armed with Axe in Kitchener was Required; Criminal Charges not Warranted

The Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Tony Loparco, has determined there are no reasonable grounds to lay criminal charges against a Waterloo Regional Police Service officer in relation to the serious injuries sustained by a 34-year-old man during his arrest in April of 2017. 

25 April, 2018

Woman in Kapuskasing Died as a Result of Overdose; SIU Terminates Investigation

The Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Tony Loparco, has terminated the investigation into the death of a 65-year-old woman last month in Kapuskasing.

25 April, 2018

SIU Terminates Investigation in Mississauga after Determining Police Administration of Naloxone did not Contribute to Man’s Death

The Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Tony Loparco, has terminated the investigation into the death of a 45-year-old man earlier this month in Mississauga.

23 April, 2018

SIU Investigating Death of Man in Innerkip

The province’s Special Investigations Unit is investigating the circumstances surrounding the death of a 54-year-old man early today in Innerkip.

23 April, 2018

Man’s Death in Washagamis Bay Result of Pneumonia; SIU Terminates Investigation

The Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Tony Loparco, has terminated an investigation into the death of a 29-year-old man last month in Washagamis Bay, southwest of Kenora.

17 April, 2018

SIU Terminates Investigation into Interaction between Police and Man in London

The Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Tony Loparco, has terminated an investigation into a 2011 interaction that occurred between a 36-year-old man and London Police Service officers. The SIU was notified of the incident, by the man, on February 6, 2018.

17 April, 2018

Interaction Involving York Police Service Dog Found to be Justified; Criminal Charges not Warranted

The Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Tony Loparco, has determined there are no reasonable grounds to lay criminal charges against any York Regional Police officer in relation to the serious injuries sustained by a 22-year-old man in January of 2017 during his arrest. Based on information received, officers had reasonable grounds to believe the man had committed a break and enter of a residence.

17 April, 2018

Criminal Charges not Warranted in Relation to Man’s Fall from Balcony in Toronto

The Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Tony Loparco, has determined there are no reasonable grounds to lay criminal charges against any Toronto Police Service officer in relation to the serious injuries sustained by a 34-year-old man in February of 2017 when he fell from his fourth floor balcony.

17 April, 2018

Vehicle Driver was Direct Cause of Collision; SIU Determines No Basis for Charges against Officer in London

The Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Tony Loparco, has determined there are no reasonable grounds to lay criminal charges against a London Police Service officer in relation to the serious injuries sustained by a 30-year-old man when the Acura he was a passenger in became involved in a collision with another vehicle. Prior to the October 2017 collision, the Acura had pulled over at the request of a police officer, but then fled once the police officer exited his cruiser.

17 April, 2018

SIU Terminates Investigation into Injuries Sustained by Man in Huron County

The Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Tony Loparco, has terminated an investigation into the October 2017 arrest of a 33-year-old man by Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) officers from the Goderich Municipal detachment.

17 April, 2018

Barricaded Man in Kitchener did not Receive Serious Injury; SIU Terminates Investigation

The Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Tony Loparco, has terminated an investigation into a December 2017 interaction that occurred between Waterloo Regional Police Service (WRPS) officers and a 41-year-old man  in Kitchener.

16 April, 2018

SIU Terminates Toronto Investigation into Arrest of Young Person; No Serious Injury

The Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Tony Loparco, has terminated an investigation into the arrest of a 17-year-old male in February of 2018 by Toronto Police Service officers.

16 April, 2018

No Criminal Charges Warranted in Relation to Arrest of Man in Ottawa who Ran Stop Sign

The Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Tony Loparco, has determined there are no reasonable grounds to lay criminal charges against any Ottawa Police Service officer in relation to the arrest of a 27-year-old man in February of 2016.

16 April, 2018

SIU Terminates Investigation into London Arrest of Man Operating E-bike

The Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Tony Loparco, has terminated an investigation into an interaction that occurred in February of 2018 between a 47-year-old man and a police officer in London.
The SIU was notified of the incident, by the man, on March 8, 2018.

15 April, 2018

SIU Investigating Death of Man in Perth East

The province’s Special Investigations Unit is investigating the circumstances surrounding the death last night of a 61-year-old man in Perth East.

13 April, 2018

No Criminal Charges Warranted in Relation to Shooting of Man in Kitchener

The Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Tony Loparco, has determined there are no reasonable grounds to lay criminal charges against a Waterloo Regional Police Service officer in relation to the serious injury sustained by a 40-year-old man when he was shot by police in March of 2017.

12 April, 2018

CPR and Naloxone Administration did not Contribute to Man’s Death in Brampton; SIU Terminates Investigation

The Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Tony Loparco, has terminated an investigation into the death of a 36-year-old man last month in Brampton. 

11 April, 2018

No Criminal Charges Warranted in Relation to Apprehension of Man in St. Thomas Deemed to be a Danger to Himself

The Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Tony Loparco, has determined there are no reasonable grounds to lay criminal charges against a St. Thomas Police Service officer in relation to the serious injury sustained by a 19-year-old man in January of 2017 during his apprehension under the Mental Health Act.

11 April, 2018

Man in Windsor Stabbed Self Multiple Times; No Fault Found on Part of Police Officers Assisting with Situation

The Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Tony Loparco, has determined there are no reasonable grounds to lay criminal charges against a Windsor Police Service officer in relation to the self-inflicted stabbing injuries sustained by a 27-year-old man in April of 2017. While the man initially was reluctant to open his door to police, he eventually did so after repeated negotiations. The man was then transported to hospital for treatment.

11 April, 2018

SIU Finds Charges not Warranted against OPP Officers in Sioux Lookout in Relation to Man’s Injuries

The Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Tony Loparco, has determined there are no reasonable grounds to lay criminal charges against any Ontario Provincial Police officer with the Sioux Lookout detachment in relation to the injuries discovered on a 41-year-old man in May of 2017.

11 April, 2018

No Grounds to Lay Criminal Charges in Relation to Arrest of Man who Fled into Field Following Investigation of Vehicle by Stratford Police

The Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Tony Loparco, has determined there are no reasonable grounds to lay criminal charges against a Stratford Police Service officer in relation to the serious injury sustained by a 27-year-old man in May of 2017. The man – who had been a passenger in a vehicle that was being investigated – was arrested after he took flight on foot through a nearby field.

11 April, 2018

Man who was Involved in Courtland Vehicle Collison has Died; SIU Investigation Continues

The province’s Special Investigations Unit is continuing to investigate the circumstances surrounding a vehicle collision that occurred at the end of March, and the death days later of a 28-year-old man involved in the collision.

7 April, 2018

SIU Investigating Death of Man in Oro-Medonte Township

The province’s Special Investigations Unit is investigating the circumstances surrounding the death of a 59-year-old man in Oro-Medonte Township, south of Orillia.

6 April, 2018

SIU Investigating Man’s Death in Mississauga

The province’s Special Investigations Unit is investigating the circumstances surrounding the death of a 45-year-old man in Mississauga shortly after midnight.

6 April, 2018

Waterloo Regional Police Service Officer Charged

The Director of the Special Investigations Unit (SIU), Tony Loparco, has caused charges to be laid against a Waterloo Regional Police Service (WRPS) officer in relation to an  incident that reportedly occurred in October of 2017.

4 April, 2018

SIU Finds Charges not Warranted in Relation to Arrest of Man Charged with Theft in Guelph

The Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Tony Loparco, has determined there are no reasonable grounds to lay criminal charges against a Guelph Police Service officer in relation to the serious injury sustained by an 18-year-old man during his arrest in December of 2016. The arrest was in relation to reports that the man had been pulling on vehicle door handles in the area.

3 April, 2018

SIU Investigating Shooting Death of Man in Hamilton

The province’s Special Investigations Unit is investigating the circumstances surrounding the police-involved shooting of a man today in Hamilton.

1 April, 2018

SIU Investigating Death of Man in Thunder Bay

The province’s Special Investigations Unit is investigating the circumstances surrounding death of a 62-year-old man this morning in Thunder Bay.

1 April, 2018

SIU Investigating Shooting of Man in Sudbury

The province’s Special Investigations Unit is investigating the circumstances surrounding the police-involved shooting of a 24-year-old man today in Sudbury.

March

31 March, 2018

SIU Called to Investigate Police-involved Shooting in Kitchener

The province’s Special Investigations Unit is investigating the circumstances surrounding the police-involved shooting of a 30-year-old man today in Kitchener.

29 March, 2018

Man’s Injury Sustained when he Ran onto Busy Street and was Struck by Vehicle; SIU Terminates Etobicoke Investigation

The Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Tony Loparco, has terminated an investigation into a serious injury suffered by a 35-year-old man last month in Etobicoke.

29 March, 2018

SIU Terminates Leamington Investigation

The Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Tony Loparco, has terminated an investigation into an interaction that occurred between Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) officers and a 59-year-old man in August of 2017 in Leamington. The incident was brought to the SIU’s attention on February 22, 2018.

29 March, 2018

Man’s Neck Injury was Self-inflicted; SIU Terminates Hamilton Investigation

The Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Tony Loparco, has terminated an investigation into the injury sustained by a 63-year-old man last month in Hamilton.

29 March, 2018

Strengthening Community Relations: SIU Information Sessions with the Toronto Public Library

The province’s Special Investigations Unit is pleased to partner with the Toronto Public Library in presenting a series of information sessions about the Unit. The talks are featured under the Toronto Public Library’s Civil Society program and will be held at branches across the city. 

28 March, 2018

No Criminal Charges Warranted in Relation to Toronto Collision

The Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Tony Loparco, has determined there are no reasonable grounds to lay criminal charges against a Toronto Police Service officer in relation to the serious injury sustained by a 57-year-old woman after a stolen car being investigated by police collided with the vehicle in which the woman was a passenger. The incident occurred in February of 2017.

28 March, 2018

Police Executed Warrant to Search for Illegal Firearms at Etobicoke Residence; No Charges to Issue in Relation to Injuries Sustained by Man in Home

The Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Tony Loparco, has determined there are no reasonable grounds to lay criminal charges against any Toronto Police Service officer in relation to the serious injury sustained by a 54-year-old man during the execution of a search warrant at a home in May of 2017. Under the impression that he was being robbed, the man grabbed the barrel of the long rifle belonging to one of the officers, resulting in a struggle between the man and officers.

26 March, 2018

Inspector with Peel Regional Police Charged with Sexual Assault

The Director of the Special Investigations Unit (SIU), Tony Loparco, has caused a charge to be laid against a Peel Regional Police (PRP) officer in relation to an incident that reportedly occurred in May of 2017.    

26 March, 2018

Man’s Injury Sustained during Execution of Search Warrant in Toronto not Serious; SIU Terminates Investigation

The Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Tony Loparco, has terminated an investigation into an interaction that occurred in January of 2018 between a 26-year-old man and Toronto Police Service (TPS) officers.

23 March, 2018

No Charges to Issue in Relation to Man’s Fall from Bridge Embankment in Peterborough

The Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Tony Loparco, has determined there are no reasonable grounds to lay criminal charges against a Peterborough Police Service officer in relation to the serious injuries suffered by a 22-year-old man who – while in the presence of police who were conducting an investigation – fell off the side of an embankment and struck his head on a concrete slab below. The incident happened in September of 2016.

23 March, 2018

SIU Investigation Determines Grounding of Man in Toronto Police Station Interview Room Justified; No Criminal Charges Warranted

The Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Tony Loparco, has determined there are no reasonable grounds to lay criminal charges against any Toronto Police Service officer in relation to the serious injury sustained by a 33-year-old man in March of 2017 while in police custody.

23 March, 2018

After Shooting at Another Person, Man Barricaded Himself in Home and Fatally Shot Self; No Criminal Charges Warranted in Kingston Death Case

The Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Tony Loparco, has determined there are no reasonable grounds to lay criminal charges against a Kingston Police Service officer in relation to the April 2017 death of a 55-year-old man who barricaded himself in his home, and then shot himself while police were outside the residence. 

23 March, 2018

No Criminal Charges Warranted in Relation to Woman’s Death in Windsor

The Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Tony Loparco, has determined there are no reasonable grounds to lay criminal charges against any Windsor Police Service officer in relation to the death of a 26-year-old woman in September of 2017. 

22 March, 2018

Man Left Hospital without Being X-rayed; SIU Terminates Investigation as Serious Injury not Confirmed

The Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Tony Loparco, has terminated an investigation into a January 2013 interaction that occurred between two men and Toronto Police Service (TPS) officers. The SIU was notified of this incident by one of the men in January of 2018.

21 March, 2018

No Charges Issued against Police in Relation to Brampton Interaction with Man Armed with Knife

The Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Tony Loparco, has determined there are no reasonable grounds to lay criminal charges against a Peel Regional Police officer in relation to the serious injury sustained by a 49-year-old man  in February of 2017. Prior to police arrival, the man had been engaged in a physical dispute with another individual.

21 March, 2018

Vehicle Driver Attempted to Outrun Police Prior to Crashing into Tree in Woodbridge; No Criminal Charges Warranted Against Police

The Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Tony Loparco, has determined there are no reasonable grounds to lay criminal charges against a York Regional Police officer in relation to the serious injury sustained by an 18-year-old woman who was a passenger in a vehicle that crashed into a tree. Prior to the November 2016 collision, police had been investigating the vehicle.

21 March, 2018

No Criminal Charges Warranted After Cyclist Struck by Door of Parked Police Cruiser in Leaside

The Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Tony Loparco, has determined there are no reasonable grounds to lay criminal charges against a Toronto Police Service officer in relation to the serious injuries sustained by a 52-year-old man in October of 2017 when the bicycle he was riding on the Leaside Bridge was struck by the door of a police cruiser parked on the bridge.

21 March, 2018

No Criminal Charges Issued in Man’s Custody Injury in Toronto

The Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Tony Loparco, has determined there are no reasonable grounds to lay criminal charges against any Toronto Police Service officer in relation to the serious injury sustained by a 32-year-old man during his arrest in April of 2017.

21 March, 2018

SIU Investigating Fatal Police-involved Shooting in Windsor

The province’s Special Investigations Unit is investigating the circumstances surrounding the shooting death of a 33-year-old man this morning in Windsor.

20 March, 2018

Woman’s Fall from Restaurant Rooftop not Caused by Police; SIU Terminates Ottawa Investigation

The Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Tony Loparco, has terminated an investigation into the serious injury sustained last month in Ottawa by a 24-year-old woman.

19 March, 2018

No Criminal Charges Issued in Relation to Multi-Vehicle Collision in Kitchener that Resulted in Several Being Taken to Hospital

The Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Tony Loparco, has determined there are no reasonable grounds to lay criminal charges against a Waterloo Regional Police Service officer in relation to a collision that sent several people to hospital, including a 27-year-old pedestrian who was struck by a stolen vehicle. The incident occurred in January of 2017.

19 March, 2018

No Criminal Charges Warranted in Relation to Arrest of Impaired Man Found Sleeping at Wheel of Car in Thorold

The Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Tony Loparco, has determined there are no reasonable grounds to lay criminal charges against a Niagara Regional Police Service officer in relation to the injury sustained by a 49-year-old man during his arrest for impaired driving in February of 2017.

19 March, 2018

Due to Dangerous Driving of Man on Highway 401 between Chatham and London, Arrest by Police Found to be Justified

The Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Tony Loparco, has determined there are no reasonable grounds to lay criminal charges against an Elgin County Ontario Provincial Police officer in relation to the serious injury sustained by a 38-year-old man in February of 2017 during his arrest for impaired driving.

16 March, 2018

SIU Appealing for Witnesses to Interaction between Woman and Police in Chatham

The province’s Special Investigations Unit is appealing for witnesses to an interaction that occurred on the weekend between a 24-year-old woman and Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) officers with the Chatham-Kent detachment. The SIU was notified of the incident by the woman.

15 March, 2018

SIU Appealing for Witnesses in Relation to Interactions with Man who Died near Kenora

The province’s Special Investigations Unit is investigating the circumstances surrounding the death of a 29-year-old man last week in Washagamis Bay, southwest of Kenora.

15 March, 2018

SIU Investigating Death of Woman in Kapuskasing

The province’s Special Investigations Unit is investigating the circumstances surrounding the death earlier this week of a 65-year-old woman in Kapuskasing.

14 March, 2018

No Charges Issued in Collision between Vehicle Fleeing from Hamilton Police and Third Vehicle

The Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Tony Loparco, has determined there are no reasonable grounds to lay criminal charges against a Hamilton Police Service officer in relation to the injuries sustained by a 44-year-old woman in December of 2016.

14 March, 2018

No Criminal Charges Warranted Against Hamilton Police Officer in Relation to Motorcyclist’s Death

The Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Tony Loparco, has determined there are no reasonable grounds to lay criminal charges against a Hamilton Police Service officer in relation to the death of a 19-year-old man in September of 2016.

14 March, 2018

No Criminal Charges Warranted in Relation to Woman’s Fatal Fall from Third Floor Terrace in Toronto

The Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Tony Loparco, has determined there are no reasonable grounds to lay criminal charges against a Toronto Police Service officer in relation to the death of a 60-year-old woman who jumped from a third floor terrace in January of 2017.  

14 March, 2018

No Criminal Charges Issued in Man’s Custody Injury in Hamilton

The Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Tony Loparco, has determined there are no reasonable grounds to lay criminal charges against a Hamilton Police Service officer in relation to an injury sustained by a 40-year-old man during his arrest on April 2, 2017.

12 March, 2018

SIU Investigating Man’s Death in Brampton

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

9 March, 2018

OPP Central Hastings Officers did not Cause or Contribute to Man’s Injuries; SIU Terminates Investigation

The Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Tony Loparco, has terminated an investigation into the injuries sustained last month by a 25-year-old man.

9 March, 2018

Man’s Injury not Serious; SIU Terminates Niagara Falls Collision Investigation

The Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Tony Loparco, has terminated an investigation into a collision that occurred in Niagara Falls last month.

9 March, 2018

SIU Terminates Investigation as Fall From Balcony in Scarborough not the Result of Police Actions

The Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Tony Loparco, has terminated an investigation involving the Toronto Police Service (TPS) in relation to the injuries sustained last month by a 22-year-old man.

8 March, 2018

No Charges Issued in Relation to Injury Sustained by Man who Jumped from Window in Toronto

The Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Tony Loparco, has determined there are no reasonable grounds to lay criminal charges against a Toronto Police Service officer in relation to the serious injury sustained by a 24-year-old man in December of 2016 when the man jumped from a third floor window while police officers were present below.

8 March, 2018

No Criminal Charges Warranted against Police for Arrest of Ottawa Man who Assaulted Police, Trespassed and Breached Court Order

The Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Tony Loparco, has determined there are no reasonable grounds to lay criminal charges against an Ottawa Police Service officer in relation to an interaction with a 20-year-old man in January of 2017.

8 March, 2018

No Criminal Charges Warranted in Relation to the 1982 Death of a Man who was Lodged in a Toronto Police Station Cell

The Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Tony Loparco, has determined there are no reasonable grounds to lay criminal charges against any Toronto Police Service officer in relation to the death of a 40-year-old man in September of 1982 while in police custody. The SIU was notified of the incident in February of 2017.

8 March, 2018

Criminal Charges not Warranted in Relation to Man’s Fatal Fall from Apartment Balcony in Toronto

The Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Tony Loparco, has determined there are no reasonable grounds to lay criminal charges against a Toronto Police Service officer in relation to the March 2017 death of a 31-year-old man who jumped from his apartment balcony.

7 March, 2018

Update: Woman Identified in Napanee Vehicle Fatality

In accordance with the Special Investigations Unit’s name release policy which requires consent from next of kin, the Unit is releasing the name of the woman who died yesterday afternoon after the vehicle she was driving became involved in a collision with a vehicle that was being investigated by Ontario Provincial Police officers in Napanee.

7 March, 2018

SIU Lays Charges against Two Durham Regional Police Service Officers

The Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Tony Loparco, has reasonable grounds to believe two Durham Regional Police Service (DRPS) officers committed criminal offences in relation to the arrest of a 35-year-old man in April of 2017. Director Loparco has caused multiple charges to be laid against each officer.  

7 March, 2018

Waterloo Regional Police Service Officer Charged with Sexual Assault

The Director of the Special Investigations Unit (SIU), Tony Loparco, has caused a charge to be laid against a Waterloo Regional Police Service (WRPS) officer in relation to an incident that reportedly occurred in October of 2017.    

6 March, 2018

No Criminal Charges Warranted in Relation to Arrest of Man who Breached Court Order and Fled from Scene of Collision

The Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Tony Loparco, has determined there are no reasonable grounds to lay criminal charges against a North Bay Police Service in relation to the serious injury sustained by a 29-year-old man during an interaction with police officers in July of 2016.

6 March, 2018

No Criminal Charges Warranted in Relation to Man’s Arrest in Toronto

The Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Tony Loparco, has determined there are no reasonable grounds to lay criminal charges against any Toronto Police Service officer in relation to the serious injuries sustained by a 46-year-old man in January of 2017 during his apprehension under the Mental Health Act.

6 March, 2018

No Criminal Charges Warranted in Relation to Woman’s Fatal Fall from Burlington Overpass

The Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Tony Loparco, has determined there are no reasonable grounds to lay criminal charges against a Halton Regional Police Service officer in relation to the death of a 20-year-old woman who jumped from a Burlington overpass to the highway below in March of 2017.  

6 March, 2018

No Charges Issued against Police in Relation to Arrest of Woman who Stole from Toronto Liquor Store

The Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Tony Loparco, has determined there are no reasonable grounds to lay criminal charges against a Toronto Police Service (TPS) officer in relation to the serious injury sustained by a 29-year-old woman  during her arrest in April of 2017. The woman had stolen alcohol from a downtown LCBO, and police officers attended as a result of being notified.

6 March, 2018

SIU Investigating Vehicle Fatality in Napanee

The province’s Special Investigations Unit is investigating the circumstances surrounding a collision today in Napanee that resulted in the death of an 88-year-old woman and serious injuries to a 42-year-old man.

1 March, 2018

Man Fleeing Police in Clarington Ran onto Highway and was Fatally Struck by a Vehicle; No Charges Issued

The Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Tony Loparco, has determined there are no reasonable grounds to lay criminal charges against a Durham Regional Police Service officer in relation to the death of a 35-year-old man in January of 2017. The man had been a passenger in a vehicle that was being investigated in relation to a theft. Police pulled the vehicle over on Highway 35/115, and while the driver was being arrested, the passenger exited the vehicle and fled. The man ran onto the highway and was struck by a pick-up truck.

1 March, 2018

SIU Director Finds Toronto Officers had Grounds for Lawful Arrest of Man who Pointed Pellet Gun at Police

The Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Tony Loparco, has determined there are no reasonable grounds to lay criminal charges against a Toronto Police Service officer in relation to the serious injuries sustained by a 57-year-old man during his arrest in January of 2017.

1 March, 2018

No Charges Issued Against Police in Relation to Brampton Collision that Injured Two Men

The Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Tony Loparco, has determined there are no reasonable grounds to lay criminal charges against a Peel Regional Police officer in relation to the serious injuries sustained by two men in December of 2016 when a speeding vehicle - earlier being pursued by police – collided with another vehicle. As a result of the crash, the 26-year-old driver of the speeding vehicle sustained a cracked vertebrae and internal bleeding, and the 61-year-old driver of the second civilian vehicle was assessed as having sustained fractured ribs and bruising to his heart.

1 March, 2018

No Criminal Charges Warranted Against Sarnia Police Officer for Arrest of Man Armed with Multiple Weapons

The Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Tony Loparco, has determined there are no reasonable grounds to lay criminal charges against a Sarnia Police Service officer in relation to the serious injuries sustained by a 28-year-old man during an interaction with officers in May of 2016.

1 March, 2018

SIU Investigating Halton Regional Police Service in Relation to Death of Man

The province’s Special Investigations Unit is continuing to investigate the circumstances surrounding the death of a 44-year-old man last week.

February

27 February, 2018

SIU Appealing for Witnesses to Hamilton Incident

The province’s Special Investigations Unit is investigating the circumstances surrounding the injuries sustained on the weekend by a 63-year-old man in Hamilton.

27 February, 2018

Man’s Injury not Serious in Nature; SIU Terminates Brampton Investigation

The Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Tony Loparco, has terminated an investigation into the December 2017 arrest of a 52-year-old man by Peel Regional Police (PRP) officers.

27 February, 2018

Man’s Hand Injury a Result of Punching Cell Wall; SIU Terminates Wasaga Beach Investigation

The Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Tony Loparco, has terminated an investigation into the serious injury sustained by a 19-year-old man last month in December of 2017.

27 February, 2018

SIU Terminates Toronto Investigation into Injury to Woman Who Jumped from Window

The Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Tony Loparco, has terminated an investigation into the serious injury sustained by a 34-year-old woman last month in Toronto.

27 February, 2018

Police Officers were not Present at Time Woman was Fatally Struck by Vehicle; SIU Terminates London Investigation

The Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Tony Loparco, has terminated an investigation into the death earlier this month of a 32-year-old woman in London.

26 February, 2018

Man was Armed with Hammer and Garden Shears in Public Space in Kitchener; SIU Finds Strike to Face by Officer was not Unreasonable

The Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Tony Loparco, has determined there are no reasonable grounds to lay criminal charges against a Waterloo Regional Police Service officer in relation to the serious injury sustained by a 41-year-old man during his arrest in January of 2017.

26 February, 2018

Woman Stabbed Civilian Multiple Times; CEW Deployment by Peel Officer Found by SIU to be Justified and Prudent

The Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Tony Loparco, has determined there are no reasonable grounds to lay criminal charges against a Peel Regional Police officer in relation to the serious injury sustained by a 59-year-old woman during her arrest for attempted murder in January of 2017.

26 February, 2018

No Criminal Wrongdoing in Relation to Arrest of Impaired Driver who Failed to Remain at Scene of Hamilton Accident

The Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Tony Loparco, has determined there are no reasonable grounds to lay criminal charges against a Hamilton Police Service officer in relation to the arrest of a 62-year-old man in December of 2015. Following his release, the man went to hospital where he was diagnosed with a serious injury. The SIU was advised of the incident, by the man, in February of 2017.  

26 February, 2018

No Charges Issued Against York Officer for Arrest of Man in Stouffville

The Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Tony Loparco, has determined there are no reasonable grounds to lay criminal charges against a York Regional Police officer in relation to the serious injury sustained by a 24-year-old man during his arrest in March of 2017.

26 February, 2018

SIU Investigating after Pedestrian Fatally Struck by Police Vehicle in Markham

The province’s Special Investigations Unit is investigating the circumstances surrounding the death of a man this afternoon in Markham.

25 February, 2018

SIU Investigating Fatal Police-involved Shooting in Ottawa

The province’s Special Investigations Unit is investigating the circumstances surrounding the shooting death of a 25-year-old man this evening in Ottawa.

23 February, 2018

No Charges Issued Against Police for Arrest of Aggressive Man at East Gwillimbury Shelter

The Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Tony Loparco, has determined there are no reasonable grounds to lay criminal charges against a York Regional Police officer in relation to an interaction with a 27-year-old man in July of 2016 at a shelter. Police responded to the shelter after a call was made to 911 regarding a man who was screaming and being assaultive.

23 February, 2018

Intoxicated Man who Stole from Toronto Liquor Store Sustained Injury When he Fell of his Own Accord; No Criminal Charges Warranted

The Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Tony Loparco, has determined there are no reasonable grounds to lay criminal charges against a Toronto Police Service officer in relation to the August 2016 arrest of a 32-year-old man who had shoplifted from an LCBO on Dupont Street. At hospital, the man was diagnosed with a fracture to his left forearm. The investigation determined the injury was sustained when the man fell to the ground, prior to police arriving on scene.

23 February, 2018

No Criminal Charges Warranted in Relation to Man’s Arrest for Assault at Toronto Condominium

The Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Tony Loparco, has determined there are no reasonable grounds to lay criminal charges against any Toronto Police Service officer in relation to the serious injury sustained by a 46-year-old man in December of 2016 during his arrest for domestic assault. 

23 February, 2018

Update: Man Identified in North Bay Death Case

In accordance with the Special Investigations Unit’s name release policy which requires consent from next of kin, the Unit is releasing the name of the man who died yesterday morning in North Bay after an interaction with North Bay Police Service officers.

22 February, 2018

SIU Investigating Death of Man in North Bay

The province’s Special Investigations Unit is investigating the circumstances surrounding the death this morning of a 43-year-old man in North Bay.

21 February, 2018

Speeding Vehicle’s Collision with Hydro Pole in Markham was of Driver’s Own Making; Criminal Charges not Warranted

The Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Tony Loparco, has determined there are no reasonable grounds to lay criminal charges against a York Regional Police officer in relation to the serious injuries sustained by a 54-year-old man in November of 2016 when the vehicle being driven by the man collided with a hydro pole.

21 February, 2018

No Charges Issued Against Hamilton Police Service Officer for Arrest of Suspect in Construction Yard Theft

The Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Tony Loparco, has determined there are no reasonable grounds to lay criminal charges against a Hamilton Police Service officer in relation to the arrest of a 48-year-old man for break, enter and theft at a construction yard. As a result of the December 2016 incident, the man sustained a serious injury.

21 February, 2018

No Criminal Charges Warranted in Relation to Man’s Arrest in Toronto Apartment

The Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Tony Loparco, has determined there are no reasonable grounds to lay criminal charges against a Toronto Police Service officer in relation to the serious injury sustained by a 59-year-old man during his April 2017 arrest for assault.

21 February, 2018

SIU Appealing for Witnesses to Interaction outside Ottawa Restaurant

The province’s Special Investigations Unit is investigating the circumstances surrounding an injury sustained on the weekend by a 60-year-old man in Ottawa.

21 February, 2018

SIU Investigating Falling Death of Woman in Mississauga

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

20 February, 2018

Young Woman Jumped out of Window to Avoid Police; SIU Terminates Hamilton Investigation

The Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Tony Loparco, has terminated an investigation into the serious injury sustained by a 16-year-old female last month in Hamilton.

20 February, 2018

SIU Terminates Investigation into Man’s Fall from Roof in Thunder Bay

The Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Tony Loparco, has terminated an investigation into the serious injuries sustained by a 38-year-old man last month in Thunder Bay.

20 February, 2018

Man’s Injury Caused by Own Actions; SIU Terminates Windsor Investigation

The Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Tony Loparco, has terminated an investigation into the arrest of a 35-year-old man last month in Windsor.

15 February, 2018

SIU Director Responds to OACP’s Position on Naloxone Cases

15 February, 2018

Deployment of CEW on Man Armed with Knives was not Factor in Death; No Criminal Charges Warranted in Relation to Toronto Interaction

The Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Tony Loparco, has determined there are no reasonable grounds to lay criminal charges against a Toronto Police Service officer in relation to the death of a 31-year-old man in November of 2016 during his interaction with police. Just after noon on this date, 911 was made aware of a man outside his residence, screaming and waving two large knives around. After police made numerous demands for the man to put the knives down, a conducted energy weapon was discharged three times. The man was taken to hospital where he was pronounced dead.

15 February, 2018

No Charges Issued Against Toronto Police Service Officers for Arrest of Man in Relation to Domestic Situation

The Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Tony Loparco, has determined there are no reasonable grounds to lay criminal charges against a Toronto Police Service officer in relation to the November 2016 arrest of a 27-year-old man. Two days after the incident, the man had an x-ray taken which indicated a serious injury.

15 February, 2018

Criminal Charges not Warranted in Relation to Arrest of Man in Brampton for Drug Related Offences

The Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Tony Loparco, has determined there are no reasonable grounds to lay criminal charges against a Peel Regional Police officer in relation to the serious injury sustained by a 33-year-old man in December of 2016 during his arrest for drug related offences.

15 February, 2018

No Grounds to Lay Criminal Charges in Relation to Arrest of Intoxicated Man who was Damaging Taxi Cab in Brampton

The Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Tony Loparco, has determined there are no reasonable grounds to lay criminal charges against any Peel Regional Police officer in relation to the serious injuries sustained by a 39-year-old man during his arrest in January of 2017.

14 February, 2018

Criminal Charges not Warranted in Relation to Falling Death of Man in North Bay

The Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Tony Loparco, has determined there are no reasonable grounds to lay criminal charges against a North Bay Police Service officer in relation to the death of a 38-year-old man who fell from an 8th floor building window.

14 February, 2018

No Charges Issued Against Police Officers in Relation to Injury Sustained by Man during Execution of Search Warrant at Mississauga Home

The Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Tony Loparco, has determined there are no reasonable grounds to lay criminal charges against any Peel Regional Police Service officer in relation to the serious injury sustained by a 65-year-old man in July of 2016 during the execution of a search warrant.

14 February, 2018

No Charges Issued Against Officers in Pelham for Arrest of 13-year-old Female

The Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Tony Loparco, has determined there are no reasonable grounds to lay criminal charges against a Niagara Regional Police Service officer in relation to the serious injury sustained by a 13-year-old female in October of 2016 during her interaction with officers at her residence. Police responded to the residence as a result of the young woman throwing a dish of food at an employee at the residence, ripping a railing from a wall and then threatening to kill the employee.

14 February, 2018

No Grounds to Lay Criminal Charges in Relation to Brantford Collision that Left One Woman Dead and One with Serious Injuries

The Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Tony Loparco, has determined there are no reasonable grounds to lay criminal charges against a Brantford Police Service officer in relation to a November 2016 vehicle collision that resulted in the death of a 94-year-old woman and serious injuries to a 71-year-old woman. The women were passengers in a vehicle that was struck by a vehicle that was earlier being followed by police.

13 February, 2018

SIU Terminates Investigation of Circumstances Surrounding Death of Ottawa Man

The Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Tony Loparco, has terminated an investigation into the conduct of Ottawa police Service (OPS) officers in relation to the death of a 21-year-old man in March of 2017. 

13 February, 2018

SIU Terminates Investigation in Atikokan

The Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Tony Loparco, has terminated an investigation into the serious injury sustained by a 24-year-old man who was lodged in an Ontario Provincial Police cell in Atikokan in December of 2017.

12 February, 2018

No Grounds to Lay Criminal Charges in Relation to Arrest of Woman at Windsor Shelter

The Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Tony Loparco, has determined there are no reasonable grounds to lay criminal charges against a Windsor Police Service officer in relation to the elbow injury sustained by a 58-year-old woman during her arrest at a shelter in October of 2016. Police responded to the shelter as a result of the woman refusing to leave the premises when asked, and indicating she would harm herself.

12 February, 2018

Criminal Charges not Warranted in Relation to Arrest of Youth by Peel Regional Police Officers

The Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Tony Loparco, has determined there are no reasonable grounds to lay criminal charges against a Peel Regional Police officer in relation to the serious injury sustained by a 16-year-old youth in December of 2016 during his arrest in Mississauga for break and enter.

12 February, 2018

No Charges Issued Against OPP Officer in Sioux Lookout in Relation to Arrest of Man

The Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Tony Loparco, has determined there are no reasonable grounds to lay criminal charges against an Ontario Provincial Police officer in relation to the arrest of a 27-year-old man in Sioux Lookout in November of 2016. Officers arrested the man for breaching his court order and transported him to the police station. 

12 February, 2018

No Charges Issued Against Police Officers who Witnessed Man Shoot Himself in Toronto

The Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Tony Loparco, has determined there are no reasonable grounds to lay criminal charges against a Toronto Police Service officer in relation to a July 2016 incident where a 30-year-old man shot himself in the presence of police. The man was transported to hospital where he succumbed to his injuries.

8 February, 2018

Man Declines to Provide Statement Regarding Guelph University Interaction; SIU Terminates Investigation

The Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Tony Loparco, has terminated an investigation into an incident that occurred in November of 2017 at Guelph University involving a 22-year-old man.

8 February, 2018

No Charges Issued against Peel Regional Police Officers for Interaction with Intoxicated Woman who Called 911 Multiple Times

The Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Tony Loparco, has determined there are no reasonable grounds to lay criminal charges against any Peel Regional Police officer in relation to an interaction with a 72-year-old woman in November of 2016.

8 February, 2018

SIU Terminates Investigation into Injury Sustained by Man Fleeing From Collision Scene in Windsor

The Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Tony Loparco, has terminated an investigation into the injury sustained by a 36-year-old man in Windsor in December of 2017.

8 February, 2018

Peel Police Officers did not Cause Injury to Man who was Later Charged with Murder and Attempted Murder; SIU Terminates Investigation

The Acting Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Joseph Martino, has terminated an investigation into an injury suffered by a 61-year-old man last month in Mississauga.

7 February, 2018

No Grounds to Charge Peel Regional Police Officer in Relation to Man’s Fatal Jump from Balcony

The Acting Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Joseph Martino, has determined there are no reasonable grounds to lay criminal charges against a Peel Regional Police officer in relation to the September 2016 death of a 34-year-old man. As a result of the man jumping over a balcony railing soon after police entered the apartment, none of the officers had the opportunity to communicate with the man, and at no point were any of the officers close enough to the man to prevent him from jumping.

7 February, 2018

SIU Investigating After Vehicle Crashes Into Fence in Oshawa

The province’s Special Investigations Unit is investigating the circumstances surrounding the serious injury sustained early this morning by a 29-year-old man who was involved in a collision in Oshawa.

7 February, 2018

No Charges Issued Against Toronto Police Service Officers for Arrest of Suspected Drug Dealer

The Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Tony Loparco, has determined there are no reasonable grounds to lay criminal charges against any Toronto Police Service officer in relation to the serious injury sustained by a 34-year-old man during his arrest on January 11, 2017.

7 February, 2018

No Criminal Charges Warranted in Relation to Woman’s Fatal Fall from Apartment Balcony in Scarborough

The Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Tony Loparco, has determined there are no reasonable grounds to lay criminal charges against any Toronto Police Service officer in relation to the December 2016 falling death of a 52-year-old woman from the 10th floor of an apartment balcony in Scarborough.

6 February, 2018

Man’s Injury Sustained in North Bay Cell Self-inflicted and not Serious; SIU Terminates Investigation

The Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Tony Loparco, has terminated an investigation into the injury sustained by a 27-year-old man who was lodged in a police station cell in North Bay last month.

6 February, 2018

SIU Terminates Investigation into Arrest of Man outside Hamilton Grocery Store

The Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Tony Loparco, has terminated an investigation into the injury sustained by a 36-year-old man who was arrested in November of 2017 for shoplifting.

6 February, 2018

SIU Investigating Incident in Dryden

The province’s Special Investigations Unit is investigating the circumstances surrounding the serious injury sustained by a 28-year-old man this past weekend in Dryden.

6 February, 2018

SIU Investigating Collision East of Peterborough

The province’s Special Investigations Unit is investigating the circumstances surrounding the serious injuries sustained earlier today by a 46-year-old man as a result of a collision on Highway 7, just east of Peterborough.

5 February, 2018

No Charges Issued Against Police for Arrest of Man Involved in Neighbour Dispute in Mississauga

The Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Tony Loparco, has determined there are no reasonable grounds to lay criminal charges against a Peel Regional Police Service officer in relation to the serious injuries sustained by a 23-year-old man during his arrest by police on October 7, 2016.

5 February, 2018

No Criminal Charges Warranted Against Toronto Police Service Officers for Interaction with Man

The Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Tony Loparco, has determined there are no reasonable grounds to lay criminal charges against any Toronto Police Service officer in relation to a March 2010 interaction with a 26-year-old man. The SIU was notified of the incident in October of 2016.

5 February, 2018

SIU Investigating Death of Woman in Timmins

The province’s Special Investigations Unit is investigating the circumstances surrounding the death of a 62-year-old woman this weekend in Timmins.

3 February, 2018

SIU Investigating Fatal Police-involved Shooting in Timmins

The province’s Special Investigations Unit is investigating the circumstances surrounding the shooting death of a man this morning in Timmins.

2 February, 2018

SIU Investigating after Vehicle Crashes into Concrete Pylon in King City

The province’s Special Investigations Unit is investigating the circumstances surrounding the serious injuries sustained last night by a 41-year-old woman in King City.

2 February, 2018

No Criminal Charges Warranted Against Toronto Police Service Officer in Relation to Man’s Arrest for Attempted Murder

The Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Tony Loparco, has determined there are no reasonable grounds to lay criminal charges against a Toronto Police Service (TPS) officer in relation to a 60-year-old man’s arrest for attempted murder. The incident occurred in August of 2016 at a TPS division.

1 February, 2018

SIU Investigating Collision in Oshawa

The province’s Special Investigations Unit is investigating the circumstances surrounding the serious injury sustained shortly after midnight by a 26-year-old man as a result of a collision in Oshawa.

January

31 January, 2018

No Grounds for Charges against Three Waterloo Officers who Arrested Angry and Confrontational Man at Oktoberfest Event

The Acting Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Joseph Martino, has determined that the conduct of three Waterloo Regional Police Service officers did not fall outside the range of what was reasonably necessary to arrest a 43-year-old man at an Oktoberfest party on October 9, 2016.  The man was later diagnosed with a concussion.

31 January, 2018

No Charges Issued Against Toronto Police Service Officer for Pursuit of Vehicle that Collided with another Vehicle

The Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Tony Loparco, has determined there are no reasonable grounds to lay criminal charges against a Toronto Police Service officer in relation to the serious injury sustained by a 42-year-old woman when a vehicle being pursued by officers collided with the vehicle the woman was driving. This incident occurred in June of 2016.

31 January, 2018

SIU Investigating Collision in Stratford

The province’s Special Investigations Unit is investigating the circumstances surrounding the serious injury sustained early this morning by a 21-year-old woman as a result of a collision in Stratford.

31 January, 2018

Toronto Police Service Officer Justified in Deploying CEW during Arrest of Man Who Ran at the Officer

The Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Tony Loparco, has decided that no charges will issue against a Toronto Police Service officer who discharged his conducted energy weapon (CEW) at a man who was running towards the officer during an arrest in November 2016.  The man fell face down and suffered a fractured orbital bone.

31 January, 2018

SIU Director Ends Hamilton Arrest Investigation in which Man Lost a Tooth

The Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Tony Loparco, has ended an investigation into an arrest in Hamilton in which several officers grounded a 29-year-old man and the man lost a front tooth. 

31 January, 2018

Officer’s Use of CEW on Man Armed with Knife in Mississauga Justified; No Criminal Charges Warranted

The Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Tony Loparco, has determined there are no reasonable grounds to lay criminal charges against a Peel Regional Police Service officer in relation to the injuries sustained by a 24-year-old man during an interaction on October 19, 2016. On this date, the complainant was armed with a knife in a public area, had cut himself several times and approached a civilian witness and several police officers while holding the knife. When a police officer deployed his conducted energy weapon, the man fell and struck his head on the pavement, resulting in serious injuries.

30 January, 2018

SIU Terminates Case Originating in Toronto Police Service Cell

The Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Tony Loparco, has terminated an investigation into an incident that occurred in December 2017 inside a cell in Toronto Police Service 12 Division.

27 January, 2018

SIU Investigating Death of Man in St. Catharines

The province’s Special Investigations Unit is investigating the circumstances surrounding the death of a 27-year-old man today in St. Catharines.

26 January, 2018

SIU Lays Assault Charges against Two Peterborough Police Service Officers

The Director of the Special Investigations Unit (SIU), Tony Loparco, has reasonable grounds to believe two Peterborough Police Service (PPS) officers committed criminal offences in relation to the arrest of a 60-year-old man in August of 2017. Director Loparco has caused a charge to be laid against each officer.  

26 January, 2018

No Criminal Charges Warranted in Relation to Brampton Collision between Police Vehicle and Civilian Vehicle

The Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Tony Loparco, has determined there are no reasonable grounds to lay criminal charges against a Peel Regional Police Service officer in relation to a May 2016 collision that occurred between a police vehicle and another vehicle. Two men from the civilian vehicle sustained multiple serious injuries as a result of the collision.

26 January, 2018

SIU Finds Charges not Warranted in Relation to Arrest of Man by OPP Officers outside Tillsonburg Coffee Shop

The Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Tony Loparco, has determined there are no reasonable grounds to lay criminal charges against an Ontario Provincial Police officer with the Oxford detachment for an October 2016 interaction that occurred with a 31-year-old man outside a coffee shop in Tillsonburg.

26 January, 2018

Arrest of Man in Sudbury Apartment was Justified; No Criminal Charges Warranted

The Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Tony Loparco, has determined there are no reasonable grounds to lay criminal charges against any Greater Sudbury Police Service officer in relation to the arrest of a 32-year-old man in December of 2016. The man was later transported to hospital where he was diagnosed with a serious injury.

26 January, 2018

No Charges Issued Against South Simcoe Police Service Officer in Relation to Man’s Arrest under Mental Health Act

The Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Tony Loparco, has determined there are no reasonable grounds to lay criminal charges against a South Simcoe Police Service officer in relation to the serious injury sustained by an 18-year-old man in November 2016 during his apprehension under the Mental Health Act.

25 January, 2018

SIU Lays Assault Charge against Toronto Police Service Officer

The Director of the Special Investigations Unit (SIU), Tony Loparco, has reasonable grounds to believe a Toronto Police Service (TPS) officer committed a criminal offence in relation to the arrest of a 44-year-old man in October  of 2017. Director Loparco has caused a charge to be laid against the officer.  

24 January, 2018

SIU Director Finds Man in North Bay Traffic Stop Died Due to Causes Unrelated to the Actions of the Officer

The Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Tony Loparco, has found there is no causal connection between the actions of an Ontario Provincial Police officer and the death of a 49-year-old man who was arrested for impaired driving on Highway 17, east of North Bay. 

24 January, 2018

No Charges Issued Against Chatham-Kent Police Service Officer in Relation to Man’s Arrest for Trespassing

The Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Tony Loparco, has determined there are no reasonable grounds to lay criminal charges against a Chatham-Kent Police Service officer in relation to the serious injury sustained by a 39-year-old man during his arrest in December of 2016. Prior to his arrest, the man had attempted to steal approximately $1400 in merchandise from a local department store, and was later discovered in the backyard of a residence.

24 January, 2018

SIU Director Unable to Find Any Fault with Conduct of Officers who Tried to Convince a Waterloo Man to Abandon Suicide Plans

The Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Tony Loparco, says there are no reasonable grounds to believe a criminal offence was committed when Waterloo Regional Police officers attempted to stop a 56-year-old man from jumping from a Highway 401 overpass in October 2016.  The man fell eight metres and died from his injuries.

22 January, 2018

Man was Driving in Reckless Manner prior to Downtown Toronto Multi-vehicle Collision; No Criminal Charges Warranted

The Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Tony Loparco, has determined there are no reasonable grounds to lay criminal charges against a Toronto Police Service officer in relation to the injuries sustained by a 21-year-old man who was involved in a multi-vehicle collision in December of 2016. Prior to the collision which occurred in downtown Toronto, the man had been involved in a police pursuit.

22 January, 2018

SIU Stops Toronto Motel Arrest Case After Finding No Serious Injury

The Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Tony Loparco, has discontinued an investigation into the arrest of a 35-year-old woman inside a Kingston Road motel after medical evidence established the woman did not suffer a serious injury.

18 January, 2018

SIU Terminates Investigation into Incident between Man and Officers in Kitchener

The Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Tony Loparco, has terminated an investigation into an interaction that occurred between a 52-year-old man and officers with the Waterloo Regional Police Service (WRPS) in November 2017.

17 January, 2018

Toronto Police Service Officers Responding to Gun Call Used No More Force than Reasonably Necessary in Arresting Intoxicated Man

The Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Tony Loparco, is satisfied that the actions of two Toronto Police Service officers fell within the limits of the law when the officers chased, grabbed, and pulled to the ground a 20-year-old man they encountered following reports of gunshots in the area.

17 January, 2018

Man’s Death in Windsor Attributed to Smoke Inhalation and Other Factors; No Criminal Charges Warranted

The Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Tony Loparco, has determined there are no reasonable grounds to lay criminal charges against a Windsor Police Service officer in relation to the death of a 47-year-old man in June of 2016 in Windsor. Prior to police arriving at the man’s residence, the man had set a fire in his home. The Director found that police officers risked their safety – despite the hazards – in an attempt to save the man’s life.

17 January, 2018

No Criminal Charges Warranted in Relation to Arrest of Man in St. Catharines

The Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Tony Loparco, has determined there are no reasonable grounds to lay criminal charges against a Niagara Regional Police Service officer in relation to the arrest of a 53-year-old man in September 2016 in St. Catharines. The day after his arrest, the man was diagnosed with rib injuries.

17 January, 2018

No Charges in Case where Man Fled from Ottawa Police Service Officers, Ran into Traffic, and was Struck by Truck

The Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Tony Loparco, has decided there is no basis for charges in a case where Ottawa Police Service officers attempted to speak to man about drug activity but the man fled, ran into traffic, and was struck by a tractor-trailer.  The incident happened in December 2016.

15 January, 2018

Halton Regional Police Service Officers Acted within Limits of the Law during Arrest of Confrontational Oakville Man

The Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Tony Loparco, has determined that Halton Regional Police Service officers were acting within the limits of the law when they grounded an intoxicated man who was aggressive, confrontational, and uncooperative.   The 27-year-old man was later diagnosed with a fractured orbital bone. 

15 January, 2018

No Criminal Charges Warranted in Relation to Man’s Fatal Fall from Balcony in Ottawa

The Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Tony Loparco, has determined there are no reasonable grounds to lay criminal charges against an Ottawa Police Service officer in relation to the September 2016 death of a 52-year-old man who fell 12 stories from an apartment balcony.

15 January, 2018

Man in Mississauga Set Fire to Apartment Unit, Consumed Acid, and Threatened to Jump off Balcony; Police Efforts to Subdue Man Found to be Lawful

The Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Tony Loparco, has found that Tactical Response Unit officers with Peel Regional Police used no more force than was absolutely necessary to subdue a 38-year-old man who was impacting severe damage to himself and would have taken his own life without the intervention of police. The interaction occurred in September of 2016 after the man set a fire in his apartment and barricaded himself on his balcony.

15 January, 2018

SIU Seeking Witnesses to Early Morning Crash in Peterborough

Investigators with the province’s Special Investigations Unit are looking to speak to anyone who may have witnessed a two-vehicle collision on Saturday in Peterborough.

13 January, 2018

SIU Investigating Injury Sustained by Man in Mississauga

The province’s Special Investigations Unit is investigating the circumstances surrounding an injury sustained this morning by a 61-year-old man in Mississauga.

13 January, 2018

SIU Investigating Death of Woman in Tichborne

The province’s Special Investigations Unit is investigating the circumstances surrounding the death of a 49-year-old woman today in Tichborne.

11 January, 2018

SIU Investigating Arrest of Man in St. Catharines

The province’s Special Investigations Unit is investigating the circumstances surrounding a serious injury sustained yesterday by a 34-year-old man in St. Catharines.

11 January, 2018

SIU Investigating Interaction Inside OPP Detachment in Orillia

Ontario’s Special Investigations Unit is investigating an interaction between a 28-year-old man and Ontario Provincial Police officers inside the OPP Detachment in Orillia.

11 January, 2018

Charges not Warranted in Relation to Apprehension of Man After Concerns he Might Harm Self

The Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Tony Loparco, has determined there are no reasonable grounds to lay criminal charges against a Toronto Police Service officer in relation to the broken wrist suffered by a 37-year-old man in July of 2016 when he was taken into custody pursuant to the Mental Health Act.

11 January, 2018

No Grounds for Charges against OPP Officer; Complainant Drove across Two Lanes of Highway before Colliding with Cruiser

The Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Tony Loparco, has decided there are no reasonable grounds to believe an Ontario Provincial Police officer drove dangerously in an incident that occurred on the northbound ramp of Highway 400 in July 2016.  Instead, the Director found the collision was the result of the Complainant’s last minute maneuver to veer unexpectedly across two lanes of traffic.

11 January, 2018

No Criminal Charges Warranted in Relation to Shooting Death of Man in Nipigon

The Acting Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Joseph Martino, has determined there are no reasonable grounds to lay criminal charges against an Ontario Provincial Police officer in relation to the shooting death of a 45-year-old man in Nipigon in November of 2016.

11 January, 2018

Acting Director: Nothing Hamilton Motorcycle Officer Did or Failed to Do in Collision with another Motorcycle that would Justify Criminal Proceedings

The Acting Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Joseph Martino, has found that a Hamilton Police Service motorcycle officer that was involved in a collision with another motorcyclist did nothing that would justify criminal proceedings against him.  The collision and subsequent arrest happened in September 2016, just west of Upper James Street in Hamilton. 

9 January, 2018

SIU Investigating Serious Injury Suffered by Man in Belleville

The province’s Special Investigations Unit is investigating the circumstances surrounding an injury sustained by a 60-year-old man last month in Belleville.

9 January, 2018

SIU Director: Ample Grounds to Believe OPP Officer was Operating Cruiser in a Careless Manner but No Grounds for Criminal Charges

The Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Tony Loparco, has found an Ontario Provincial Police officer operated her motor vehicle “in a careless manner” following a crash on Highway 401 near Gananoque in October 2016.  The evidence, however, is insufficient to rise to the level required for the laying of criminal charges.

9 January, 2018

No Criminal Charges Warranted in Relation to Interaction at Toronto Hospital that Involved use of CEWs

The Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Tony Loparco, has determined there are no reasonable grounds to lay criminal charges against any Toronto Police Service officer in relation to the serious injury sustained by a 43-year-old man in the early morning hours of September 28, 2016 when he was subdued by officers at a Toronto hospital.

9 January, 2018

SIU Finds Charges not Warranted in Relation to Arrest of Man on Pikangikum First Nation

The Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Tony Loparco, has determined there are no reasonable grounds to lay criminal charges against an Ontario Provincial Police officer in relation to the serious injury sustained by a 43-year-old man in October of 2016 during his arrest for impaired driving. The incident occurred on the Pikangikum First Nations Territory.

8 January, 2018

SIU Terminates Investigation into Injury Sustained by a Man in Toronto Courthouse

The Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Tony Loparco, has terminated an investigation into an injury suffered by a 53-year-old man in November of 2017.

3 January, 2018

SIU Director Ends 2013 Case Involving Police Officer and Security Guards at a Mall in St. Catharines

The Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Tony Loparco, has determined that there is no evidence to continue an investigation into a serious injury suffered by a man who was arrested at the Penn Centre Mall in St. Catharines in 2013.

3 January, 2018

Investigation Discontinued for Five-vehicle Collision on Highway 427 in Toronto

The Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Tony Loparco, has discontinued an investigation into a five-vehicle collision involving an Ontario Provincial Police vehicle.  The crash occurred in November on Highway 427 in Toronto.

1 January, 2018

SIU Investigating Man’s Death in Douro Township

The province’s Special Investigations Unit is investigating the circumstances surrounding the death of a 59-year-old man this afternoon in Douro Township, northeast of Peterborough.