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December

31 December, 2016

SIU Investigating Two-Car Collision in Brampton that Injured Four Persons

The province’s Special Investigations Unit has started an investigation into a collision in Brampton that resulted in injuries to four persons.

26 December, 2016

Update: SIU Releases Name of Man, Number of Officers Designated in Fatal Shooting in London

The province’s Special Investigations Unit is releasing the name of the man who died during an interaction with London Police Service officers on December 23, 2016.

23 December, 2016

SIU Investigating Police-Involved Shooting at a Residence in London

The province’s Special Investigations Unit has invoked its mandate and started an investigation into the death of a 35-year-old who was shot by London Police Service.

21 December, 2016

SIU Investigating after Woman Falls to Death from Scarborough Apartment Building

Ontario’s Special Investigations Unit is investigating the circumstances surrounding the death of a 52-year-old woman this morning in Scarborough.

19 December, 2016

Peel Police Officer Charged in Relation to Fatal Collision in Mississauga

The Director of the Special Investigations Unit (SIU), Tony Loparco, has reasonable grounds to believe a Peel Regional Police (PRP) officer committed a criminal offence in relation to the death of a 41-year-old man in June of 2016. Director Loparco has caused a charge to be laid against the officer.    

17 December, 2016

Investigation Started into Collision between Vehicle Fleeing from Hamilton Police and Third Vehicle

Ontario’s Special Investigations Unit is investigating the events leading up to a collision between a vehicle fleeing Hamilton Police officers and a third vehicle.

16 December, 2016

OPP Officer Charged in Relation to Collision in Johnstown

The Director of the Special Investigations Unit (SIU), Tony Loparco, has reasonable grounds to believe an Ontario Provincial Police officer committed a criminal offence in relation to the injuries sustained by a man in June of 2016. Director Loparco has caused a charge to be laid against the officer.    

15 December, 2016

SIU Investigating Death of Man East of North Bay

Ontario’s Special Investigations Unit is investigating the circumstances surrounding the death of a 49-year-old man today in Bonfield.

13 December, 2016

SIU Investigating After Man Struck by Truck in Ottawa

The province’s Special Investigations Unit is investigating the circumstances surrounding the injuries sustained by a man in Ottawa earlier today.

12 December, 2016

After Reopening, SIU Affirms Previous Conclusions in Two Brantford Death Investigations

As a result of materially new information coming to light in December of 2014, Ontario’s Special Investigations Unit (SIU) reopened the investigations into the drowning death of Benjamin Wood in 2009 and the shooting death of Evan Jones in 2010. These cases were initially investigated while the SIU was under the leadership of former director Ian Scott. Both investigations involved the Brantford Police Service (BPS), and the subject officer for each case was the same. Despite the new information, SIU Director Tony Loparco has determined that there are still no reasonable grounds to charge the subject officer in relation to either death.

5 December, 2016

SIU Investigating Death in North Bay

The province’s Special Investigations Unit is investigating the circumstances surrounding the death of a 38-year-old Ottawa-area man yesterday in North Bay.

4 December, 2016

SIU Investigating Fall from Window in Toronto

The province’s Special Investigations Unit is investigating the circumstances surrounding the falling injuries sustained by a 24-year-old man early this morning in Toronto.

2 December, 2016

SIU Called after Vehicle Collision in Downtown Toronto; Investigators Appealing for Witnesses

Ontario’s Special Investigations Unit is seeking witnesses to a vehicle collision that occurred near the Entertainment District in downtown Toronto.

November

29 November, 2016

Man’s Injuries in Sault Ste. Marie a Result of Single Strike; No Charges Warranted

The Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Tony Loparco, has determined there are no reasonable grounds to lay criminal charges against a Sault Ste. Marie police officer in relation to the injuries sustained by a 54-year-old man in March of 2016.  

27 November, 2016

SIU Investigation in St. Catharines Started Following Police Interaction at a Variety Store

Ontario’s Special Investigations Unit has started an investigation into an interaction between Niagara Regional Police Service officers and an 18-year-old man at a variety store in St. Catharines.

26 November, 2016

SIU Investigating Fatal Shooting in Nipigon

The province’s Special Investigations Unit is investigating the circumstances surrounding a fatal police shooting that occurred this evening in Nipigon.

25 November, 2016

SIU Investigating Collision in Vaughan

The province’s Special Investigations Unit is investigating the circumstances surrounding the injuries sustained by an 18-year-old woman in Vaughan late last night.

25 November, 2016

SIU Lays Charge against Officer in Relation to Parry Sound Incident

The Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Tony Loparco, has caused a charge to be laid against an Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) officer in relation to a June 2016 incident. 

25 November, 2016

SIU Investigating Collision in Markham

The province’s Special Investigations Unit is investigating the circumstances surrounding a collision that occurred in Markham earlier today.

22 November, 2016

No Criminal Charges against Peel Officer Who Shot Man Multiple Times

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 shooting injuries sustained by a 26-year-old man in November of 2015 in Mississauga.  

10 November, 2016

SIU Appealing for Witnesses to Interaction in Tillsonburg

The province’s Special Investigations Unit is appealing for witnesses to an interaction that occurred at the end of October between police and a 32-year-old man in Tillsonburg. 

7 November, 2016

Fatal Collision in Brantford the Subject of an SIU Investigation

The province’s Special Investigations Unit is investigating the events surrounding a collision in Brantford that killed a 94-year-old woman.

4 November, 2016

SIU Investigating Death following Interaction between Man and Toronto Police Officers

Ontario’s Special Investigations Unit is examining the circumstances surrounding the death of a 31-year-old man during an interaction with Toronto Police officers near St. Clair Avenue and Old Weston Road.

October

31 October, 2016

SIU Investigating after Man Falls to Death in Cambridge

The province’s Special Investigations Unit is investigating the circumstances surrounding the death of a 56-year-old man who fell today from an overpass onto Highway 401 in Cambridge.

28 October, 2016

SIU Investigating after Man Sustains Injuries in Brampton

The province’s Special Investigations Unit is investigating the circumstances surrounding the injuries sustained by a 32-year-old man this morning in Brampton.

21 October, 2016

No Criminal Wrongdoing in Midland Death Case

The Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Tony Loparco, has determined there are no reasonable grounds to lay criminal charges against a Midland Police Service (MPS) officer in relation to the death of a 44-year-old man in June.  

21 October, 2016

SIU Investigation into Whitby Collision Finds 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 Durham Regional Police Service (DRPS) officer in relation to the vehicle injuries sustained by a 25-year-old woman in December of 2015 in Whitby.  

20 October, 2016

SIU Lays Charge against Niagara Regional Police Officer

The Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Tony Loparco, has caused a charge to be laid against a Niagara Regional Police Service officer in relation to an August 2016 arrest.

20 October, 2016

SIU Appealing for Witnesses to Interaction at Kitchener Oktoberfest Event

The province’s Special Investigations Unit is appealing for witnesses to an interaction that occurred between police and a 43-year-old man last week in Kitchener. 

19 October, 2016

SIU Investigating After Man Sustains Serious Injuries on Pikangikum First Nation

The province’s Special Investigations Unit is investigating the circumstances surrounding the injuries sustained by a 40-year-old man yesterday on the Pikangikum First Nations Territory. 

19 October, 2016

No Criminal Wrongdoing in Case where Man Drowned in Hotel Bathtub

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 (GPS) officer in relation to the drowning death of a 25-year-old man in May of 2016 in Guelph.  

19 October, 2016

SIU Investigating after Man Injured in Mississauga

The province’s Special Investigations Unit is investigating the circumstances surrounding the injuries sustained by a 24-year-old man today in Mississauga.

19 October, 2016

SIU Investigating after Man Injured in Mississauga

The province’s Special Investigations Unit is investigating the circumstances surrounding the injuries sustained by a 24-year-old man today in Mississauga.

19 October, 2016

No Criminal Wrongdoing in Case where Man Drowned in Hotel Bathtub

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 (GPS) officer in relation to the drowning death of a 25-year-old man in May of 2016 in Guelph.  

19 October, 2016

No Criminal Wrongdoing in Case where Man Drowned in Hotel Bathtub

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 (GPS) officer in relation to the drowning death of a 25-year-old man in May of 2016 in Guelph.  

18 October, 2016

Criminal Offence Not Committed When York Regional Police Officer Pursued Speeding Car

A York Regional Police officer who pursued a speeding vehicle that eventually crashed into a ditch, killing the driver, did not commit a criminal offence, according to the Director of the Special Investigations Unit.

13 October, 2016

SIU Investigating after Man Falls from Balcony in Trenton

The province’s Special Investigations Unit is investigating the circumstances surrounding the death of a 52-year-old man who fell from a balcony today in Trenton.

12 October, 2016

SIU Investigating After Construction Worker Fatally Struck in Scarborough

The Special Investigations Unit is investigating the circumstances surrounding the death of a man who was struck by a vehicle today in Scarborough.

11 October, 2016

SIU Lays Assault Charges against Three Toronto Police Officers

The Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Tony Loparco, has caused charges to be laid against three Toronto Police Service officers in relation to a February 2013 arrest.

7 October, 2016

No Criminal Wrongdoing in Case where Toronto Officer Fired Taser Multiple Times

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 an incident that occurred in January of 2016 in Scarborough.  

6 October, 2016

SIU Investigating Kingston Highway 401 Collision

The Special Investigations Unit is investigating the circumstances surrounding the injuries sustained by a 78-year-old-man this afternoon in Kingston.

3 October, 2016

SIU Investigating After Man Sustains Serious Injuries in Peterborough

The province’s Special Investigations Unit is appealing for witnesses to an interaction that occurred between police and a 22-year-old man late last week in Peterborough. 

1 October, 2016

Hamilton Police Fatally Shoot Man; SIU Investigating

The province’s Special Investigations Unit is now investigating a fatal police shooting that occurred overnight in downtown Hamilton. 

September

30 September, 2016

No Criminal Wrongdoing in Case where Man Drives Wrong Way on Highway 407

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 injuries sustained by a 37-year-old woman in January of 2016 in Brampton. 

29 September, 2016

Acting SIU Director Determines No Grounds for Dangerous Driving Charge in Mono Motorcycle Crash

The Acting Director of the Special Investigations Unit has determined that there are no grounds for criminal charges against an Ontario Provincial Police officer involved in a collision with a motorcycle.  

28 September, 2016

No Charges Warranted after Man Drives off Highway In Middlesex County

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 vehicle injuries sustained by a 40-year-old man in December of 2015 in Middlesex County.  

27 September, 2016

No Criminal Wrongdoing on Part of Toronto Officers after Man Falls to his Death

The Acting Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Joseph Martino, has determined there are no reasonable grounds to lay criminal charges against any Toronto Police Service officer in relation to the death of a 34-year-old man in December of 2015.  

27 September, 2016

SIU Investigation into Man’s Death Finds 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 death of a 32-year-old man in January of 2016 in Toronto.  

26 September, 2016

No Criminal Charges against Officer Who Fatally Shot Man in Port Perry

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 firearm death of a 59-year-old man in January of 2016 in Port Perry.  

26 September, 2016

SIU Concludes Toronto Death Investigation

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 46-year-old man in September of 2015 in downtown Toronto.  

24 September, 2016

SIU Investigating After Man Falls From Balcony in Ottawa

The province’s Special Investigations Unit has been called to investigate the circumstances surrounding the death of a 52-year-old man who fell from a balcony today in Ottawa.

23 September, 2016

Charges Not Warranted in Toronto Police Shooting of a Man with a Knife

An incident in which a 31-year-old Toronto man was shot three times by Toronto Police and struck by a conducted energy weapon will not result in criminal charges, the Acting Director of the SIU has decided.

23 September, 2016

SIU Charges Peel Regional Police Officer

The Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Tony Loparco, has caused charges to be laid against a Peel Regional Police officer.

22 September, 2016

No Charges after Man who Drove Car through Several Toronto Backyards Dies

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 33-year-old man in July of 2015.  

22 September, 2016

SIU Director: Evidence is Clear, Officers Did Not Contribute to Man’s Death in Apartment Fall

The Director of the Special Investigations Unit has concluded there is no evidence of criminal wrongdoing in a December 2015 incident in which a 29-year-old man fell from a Burlington apartment and died.

21 September, 2016

No Reasonable Grounds to Charge Toronto Officers who Shot Woman Several Times

The Acting Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Joseph Martino, has determined there are no reasonable grounds to lay criminal charges against any Toronto Police Service officer in relation to the firearm injuries sustained by a 45-year-old woman in November of 2015.  

20 September, 2016

No Reasonable Grounds to Charge Peel Regional Police Officer in Relation to Collision With 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 officer in relation to a vehicle collision that resulted in injuries to a 70-year-old woman in March of 2016.  

20 September, 2016

SIU Called after Halton Police Officer Shoots Man in Downtown Toronto

The province’s Special Investigations Unit has been called to investigate a shooting in downtown Toronto involving plainclothes Halton Regional Police officers.

19 September, 2016

No Criminal Wrongdoing in Oxford County Highway 401 Collision

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 injuries sustained by an 18-year-old female passenger of a vehicle involved in a collision in November of 2015 in Oxford County.  

19 September, 2016

SIU Investigating After Police Motorcycle and Civilian Motorcycle Collide in Hamilton

The province’s Special Investigations Unit has been called to investigate the circumstances surrounding the injuries sustained today by a 35-year-old man in Hamilton when the motorcycle he was riding collided with a police motorcycle.

18 September, 2016

Death of a Man in Brampton Prompts SIU Investigation

Ontario’s Special Investigations Unit has started an investigation into the circumstances surrounding the death of a 34-year-old man at an apartment building in Brampton.

16 September, 2016

Toronto 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 police officer with the Toronto Police Service.

16 September, 2016

No Charges where Man Inadvertently Shot and Injured in Thornhill

The Acting Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Joseph Martino, has determined there are no reasonable grounds to lay criminal charges against a York Regional Police officer in relation to the gunshot wound sustained by a 78-year-old man in November of 2015.  

15 September, 2016

No Grounds to Charge Officer in Connection with Death of Man in West Lincoln

The Acting Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Joseph Martino, has determined there are no reasonable grounds to lay criminal charges against a Niagara Regional Police Service officer in relation to the shooting death of a 45-year-old man in October of 2015.  

14 September, 2016

SIU Investigating After Man Sustains Serious Injuries in Hamilton

The province’s Special Investigations Unit has been called to investigate the circumstances surrounding the injuries sustained by a 41-year-old man overnight in Hamilton. 

13 September, 2016

SIU Investigating After Man Sustains Serious Injuries in Mississauga

The province’s Special Investigations Unit has been called to investigate the circumstances surrounding the injuries sustained by a 38-year-old man last night in Mississauga. 

12 September, 2016

SIU Investigating After Pedestrian Struck By Police Cruiser in Hamilton

The province’s Special Investigations Unit has been called to investigate the circumstances surrounding the injuries sustained today by a 74-year-old woman who was struck by a police cruiser.

9 September, 2016

SIU Investigating Death of Woman in OPP Custody

The province’s Special Investigations Unit has been called to investigate the circumstances surrounding the death of a woman who was in Ontario Provincial Police custody in Elgin County.

9 September, 2016

Update: SIU Releases Name of Deceased Woman who was in Custody of Elgin County OPP

The province’s Special Investigations Unit is continuing to investigate the circumstances surrounding the death of a 39-year-old woman on Wednesday, September 7, 2016. In accordance with the SIU name release policy, the deceased woman has been identified as Debra Chrisjohn from Oneida Nation of the Thames. 

8 September, 2016

Witnesses Sought in Niagara Falls Arrest

The province’s Special Investigations Unit is seeking witnesses to an arrest that happened in Niagara Falls at the start of September.

6 September, 2016

File Closed without Charges in Death of Mississauga Man

The Acting Director of the Special Investigations Unit has decided against criminal charges in an incident in which Peel Regional Police officers responded to a residence where a 58-year-old man committed suicide.

2 September, 2016

SIU Appealing for Witnesses to an Arrest in Parry Sound

The province’s Special Investigations Unit is appealing for any witnesses to an arrest that occurred in Parry Sound in June.

August

31 August, 2016

No Reasonable Grounds to Believe Officer Criminally Responsible for Injuries to a Barrie Man who Crashed Car and Jumped Retaining Wall

The Acting Director of the Special Investigations Unit has determined there are no reasonable grounds to lay criminal charges against a police officer in an incident in which a Barrie man was seriously injured when he fled from police, crashed his vehicle, then jumped a high retaining wall.  

30 August, 2016

Criminal Charges Not Warranted for Incident in which a Toronto Police Officer Drove over Woman’s Feet

The Acting Director of the Special Investigations Unit has found that criminal charges are not warranted in an incident where a Toronto Police cruiser struck a woman, fracturing both her ankles.  

29 August, 2016

Criminal Charges Not Warranted for Incident in which a Toronto Police Officer Drove over Woman’s Feet

The Acting Director of the Special Investigations Unit has found that criminal charges are not warranted in an incident where a Toronto Police cruiser struck a woman, fracturing both her ankles. 

29 August, 2016

No Further Action Contemplated in High-Speed Collision where Niagara Regional Police Officer Pursued a Speeding Vehicle

The Acting Director of the Special Investigations Unit has determined that no further action is necessary in an incident where a Niagara Regional Police officer pursued a speeding car that crashed into a tractor trailer and careened into a ditch. 

28 August, 2016

SIU Appealing for Witnesses in Death of Man at a Toronto Apartment Building

Ontario’s Special Investigations Unit is appealing for witnesses as it examines the circumstances surrounding the death of a 68-year-old man at an apartment building in Toronto this morning.

28 August, 2016

SIU Investigating Incident where a Peel Regional Police Cruiser Struck an Officer

The province’s Special Investigations Unit is investigating an incident in which a Peel Regional Police officer was seriously injured when he was struck by a Peel cruiser.

24 August, 2016

Statement on Protest

All Canadians enjoy the right to protest and express their opinions in a peaceful manner.  The Special Investigations Unit respects this right.

23 August, 2016

Acting SIU Director: OPP Officer Acted Lawfully in QEW Incident where Motorist was Struck

The Acting Director of the Special Investigations Unit says an Ontario Provincial Police officer was acting lawfully during an incident in which a 35-year-old man darted onto the highway and was struck by a tractor trailer.

23 August, 2016

No Criminal Wrongdoing in Millbrook-area Highway Pursuit and Crash

The Acting Director of the Special Investigations Unit has concluded that there are no reasonable grounds to believe an officer with the Ontario Provincial Police committed a criminal offence in connection with a pursuit that ended with the fleeing vehicle crashing at the end of a highway exit ramp.  

23 August, 2016

No Charges in Matter where Motorcycles Fled from Windsor Police and Collided

The Acting Director of the Special Investigations Unit has determined that no further action is necessary in a case where three motorcycles sped away from a Windsor Police cruiser and two later collided, seriously injuring one rider.

22 August, 2016

OPP Officers Not Responsible for Kapuskasing Man’s Death

The Acting Director of the Special Investigations Unit has determined that Ontario Provincial Police officers are not responsible for the death of a 22-year-old Kapuskasing man.

19 August, 2016

Charges Not Warranted in Highrise Death in Toronto

The Acting Director of the Special Investigations Unit has decided no charges are warranted in an incident in which a 35-year-old man fell from a 16th floor balcony and died.

19 August, 2016

SIU Director Finds No Reasonable Grounds for Charges in Collision at Niagara Falls Intersection

The Director of the Special Investigations Unit has found there are no reasonable grounds to charge a Niagara Regional Police officer following a collision that injured a 27-year-old man.

15 August, 2016

SIU Called for Death of Man on Highway 400 at Major MacKenzie Drive

Ontario’s Special Investigations Unit is investigating the circumstances surrounding the death of a man on Highway 400 at Major MacKenzie Drive.

12 August, 2016

No Basis for Charges in Incident inside Ottawa Chapters Store where Man Stabbed Himself

The Acting Director of the Special Investigations Unit has found there is no basis to impugn the actions of any Ottawa Police Service officers in an incident in which a man stabbed himself in the chest several times inside a Chapters store washroom.  

11 August, 2016

SIU Terminates Investigation into Hanover Incident

The Director of the Special Investigations Unit has terminated an investigation into an incident where a 51-year-old man was arrested and found to have a broken collarbone.

10 August, 2016

Acting SIU Director: No Criminal Offence in Brantford Pursuit that Ended in Wrong Way Crash

The Acting Director of the Special Investigations Unit has determined that no criminal offence was committed in a Brantford police pursuit that ended in a head-on collision at the end of a one-way street.  

9 August, 2016

No Further Action in Pursuit where Truck Smashed through Hydro Pole in Penetanguishene

The Acting Director of the Special Investigations Unit has found that no further action is warranted in a brief police pursuit that ended with a collision in Penetanguishene in November.  

9 August, 2016

No Further Action in Pursuit where Truck Smashed through Hydro Pole in Penetanguishene

The Acting Director of the Special Investigations Unit has found that no further action is warranted in a brief police pursuit that ended with a collision in Penetanguishene in November.

8 August, 2016

SIU Investigating Shooting following Knife Attack on Dundas Street in Toronto

Ontario’s Special Investigations Unit is examining the circumstances surrounding a knife attack and police shooting that occurred on Dundas Street in Toronto.

4 August, 2016

Toronto Police Officer Facing Additional Charge: Breach of Trust by a Public Officer

In June 2016, the Director of the Special Investigations Unit (SIU) caused two charges to be laid against a Toronto Police Service constable in relation to the death of a man earlier this year.  An additional charge has now been laid against that officer.

July

28 July, 2016

No Charges Warranted in Gunfight in Pelham Apartment

The Acting Director of the Special Investigations Unit has determined that no charges are warranted following an incident where a man and Niagara Regional Police officers shot at each other and the man and one officer were seriously wounded.

26 July, 2016

SIU Investigating Collision involving Toronto Police Vehicle and Cyclist

A collision involving a cyclist and a Toronto Police Service vehicle overnight in Scarborough is now the focus of an investigation by the province’s Special Investigations Unit.

26 July, 2016

SIU Investigating Arrest in Hamilton

The Special Investigations Unit is examining the circumstances surrounding the arrest of a 31-year-old woman who was struck by a conducted energy weapon in Hamilton early Monday morning.

24 July, 2016

SIU Investigating Firearm Death in Toronto

Ontario’s Special Investigations Unit is investigating an interaction between two persons and Toronto Police in which a man suffered a firearm injury and has died.

24 July, 2016

SIU Started an Investigation into Arrest of an Ottawa Man, Appealing for Witnesses

The province’s Special Investigations Unit is examining the circumstances surrounding the arrest of a 37-year-old man in Ottawa.  

21 July, 2016

SIU Started Investigation into Odessa-area Collision involving an OPP Vehicle and a Milk Truck

A collision between an Ontario Provincial Police vehicle and a milk truck that resulted in serious injuries to two police officers is now the subject of an investigation by the Special Investigations Unit.

15 July, 2016

SIU Director Concludes Charges Unwarranted in Death of Immigration Detainee

The Director of the Special Investigations Unit has concluded that no charges are reasonable in the death of man who was under guard at the Peterborough Regional Health Centre awaiting deportation.

14 July, 2016

SIU Investigating Injury during Arrest in Mississauga

The Special Investigations Unit is investigating an arrest at a residence in Mississauga. A 65-year-old man suffered a broken rib during the interaction with police.       

13 July, 2016

SIU Seeking Public Assistance in Identifying Man Shot by Toronto Police in June

The province’s Special Investigations Unit is seeking the public’s assistance in identifying a man who was fatally shot along a rail corridor in west Toronto in June.

13 July, 2016

Death of Man inside Motel Subject of SIU Investigation

The province’s Special Investigations Unit is probing the circumstances surrounding the death of a 33-year-old man inside a motel room in Thunder Bay.

5 July, 2016

SIU Investigating Incident Involving Toronto Police

The province’s Special Investigations Unit is examining the circumstances surrounding an incident where a 39-year-old man was struck by a conducted energy weapon and seriously injured.

5 July, 2016

SIU Director Finds Force Reasonable in Arrest of Naked Man in Guelph

The Director of the Special Investigations Unit has found that a Guelph Police officer’s used of force was reasonable in the arrest and injury of a naked man last July.

June

30 June, 2016

SIU Director: Two Toronto Police Officers Acted in Self-Defence in Fatal Shooting of Kwasi Skene-Peters

The Director of the Special Investigations Unit has found that two officers were acting in self-defence and were legally justified in shooting Kwasi Skene-Peters on July 25, 2015, in downtown Toronto.

29 June, 2016

SIU Terminates Investigation into Incident at a Brampton Residence

The Director of the Special Investigations Unit has terminated an investigation into an incident where Peel Police arrested a 30-year-old man and the man suffered a fractured right ankle.

25 June, 2016

Man Suffers Head Injury in Arrest in Toronto; SIU Appealing for Witnesses

A 50-year-old man suffered a serious head injury during an interaction with Toronto Police yesterday evening, and the SIU is appealing for witnesses to the incident.

23 June, 2016

SIU Investigating Toronto Arrest; Appealing for Witnesses

The province’s Special Investigations Unit is appealing for witnesses to an arrest in Toronto that ended with a 19-year-old man suffering serious injuries.

23 June, 2016

Toronto Police Officer Charged with Criminal Negligence Causing Death and Failing to Provide the Necessaries of Life

The Director of the Special Investigations Unit has caused two charges to be laid against a Toronto Police Service constable in relation to the death of a man earlier this year.

22 June, 2016

SIU Appealing for Witnesses to Fatal Motorcycle Collision involving a Peel Regional Police Cruiser

The Special Investigations Unit is appealing for witnesses who may be able to provide information about the moments leading up to a fatal collision between a motorcycle and a Peel Regional Police cruiser.

21 June, 2016

SIU Investigating Fatal House Fire in Windsor

The province’s Special Investigations Unit has started an investigation into a fatal house fire in Windsor.

20 June, 2016

Sarnia Police Service Officer Charged with Assault Cause Bodily Harm

A charge of assault cause bodily harm has been laid against a constable with the Sarnia Police Service.

19 June, 2016

Fatal Collision between Motorcycle and Peel Regional Police Cruiser Subject of SIU Investigation

The province’s Special Investigations Unit is probing the circumstances surrounding a fatal collision between a motorcycle and a Peel Regional Police cruiser.

17 June, 2016

SIU Investigating Fatal Shooting in Rail Corridor involving Toronto Emergency Task Force

Ontario’s Special Investigations Unit is examining the circumstances surrounding the fatal shooting of a man along a rail corridor in west Toronto.

16 June, 2016

SIU Director: No Charges in Ottawa Arrest that Resulted in a Broken Ankle

The Director of the Special Investigations Unit has determined there are no reasonable grounds to believe a criminal offence was committed when a 28-year-old man’s ankle was broken during an arrest in Ottawa.

15 June, 2016

Waterloo Regional Police Officer Charged with Sexual Assault

The Director of the Special Investigations Unit has caused a sexual assault charge to be laid against a police officer with the Waterloo Regional Police Service.

11 June, 2016

SIU Appealing for Witnesses to Morning Fight that Ended with Arrest and Injured Arm

The province’s Special Investigations Unit is appealing for any witnesses to a fight between a number of youths that ended in arrests and a teen with a broken arm.

11 June, 2016

SIU Investigating Collision between OPP Cruiser and Vehicle East of Prescott

Ontario’s Special Investigations Unit is examining the circumstances surrounding an evening collision between an Ontario Provincial Police cruiser and another vehicle.

9 June, 2016

SIU Investigating Three Car Collision that Occurred Following a TAVIS Traffic Stop

An early evening traffic stop in Toronto that ended in a three-car collision is now the subject of an investigation by the province’s Special Investigations Unit.

8 June, 2016

SIU Called to Investigate Shooting between Police and a Man in Brampton Townhouse Complex

The province’s Special Investigations Unit is examining the circumstances surrounding a shooting involving the Peel Regional Police and a 24-year-old man in Brampton.

3 June, 2016

SIU Director Terminates Investigation into Arrest of Woman in Pickering

The Director of the Special Investigations Unit has terminated an investigation into a series of incidents during the arrest of a 25-year-old woman in Pickering on April 3, 2016.

3 June, 2016

SIU Acting Director: No Charges Warranted in Hotel Parking Lot Arrest

The Acting Director of the Special Investigations Unit has concluded that no charges are warranted in the arrest of a 28-year-old man in the parking lot of a hotel in Woodstock earlier this year. 

2 June, 2016

SIU Investigating Death of a Man Inside a Midland Park

The province’s Special Investigations Unit is examining the circumstances surrounding the death of a 45-year-old man inside a park in Midland.

1 June, 2016

SIU Probing Incident in Sarnia where Man Sustains Arm Injury

The province’s Special Investigations Unit is examining the circumstances surrounding an incident in Sarnia where a 28-year-old man suffered a serious arm injury.

May

31 May, 2016

SIU Charges Chatham-Kent Police Service Officer with Sexual Assault and Breach of Trust

The Director of the Special Investigations Unit has caused a sexual assault charge and a breach of trust charge to be laid against a constable with the Chatham-Kent Police Service.

31 May, 2016

North Bay Police Officer Charged with Assault Causing Bodily Harm

The Director of the Special Investigations Unit has caused an assault causing bodily harm charge to be laid against a constable with the North Bay Police Service.

30 May, 2016

Firearm Death of Sault Ste. Marie Man Subject of SIU Investigation

The circumstances surrounding the firearm death of a 40-year-old man in Sault Ste. Marie is now the subject of an SIU investigation.

27 May, 2016

SIU Investigating Death of a 35-year-old Man Found in Lake Ontario near Kingston

The province’s Special Investigations Unit is examining the circumstances surrounding the death of a 35-year-old man whose body was found in Lake Ontario following a car crash.

26 May, 2016

SIU Called after 21-year-old Man Injured in Fall from Toronto Apartment Building

The province’s Special Investigations Unit is investigating the circumstances surrounding the grave injuries suffered by a 21-year-old man at an apartment building near Bloor Street and Mount Pleasant Road in Toronto.

22 May, 2016

SIU Investigating Collision between a Car and a Peel Regional Police Cruiser

The province’s Special Investigations Unit is probing the circumstances surrounding an early morning collision between a Honda Civic and a Peel Regional Police cruiser. 

20 May, 2016

SIU Invokes Mandate in Fatal Crash Outside Smiths Falls

The province’s Special Investigations Unit is examining the circumstances surrounding the death of an 18-year-old man following a crash on Kitley Line 2 outside Smiths Falls.

17 May, 2016

SIU Investigating Death of a Man Inside a Hotel in Guelph

The province’s Special Investigations Unit is now investigating the circumstances surrounding the death of a 25-year-old man inside a Holiday Inn Express in Guelph.

17 May, 2016

Update: SIU Releases Name of Man Found Dead in Hotel Room

The province’s Special Investigations Unit is investigating the circumstances surrounding the death of a 25-year-old man inside a Holiday Inn Express in Guelph.

17 May, 2016

SIU Investigating Death of a Man Inside a Hotel in Guelph

The province’s Special Investigations Unit is now investigating the circumstances surrounding the death of a 25-year-old man inside a Holiday Inn Express in Guelph.

17 May, 2016

SIU Releases Name of Man Found Dead in Hotel Room

In accordance with the SIU name release policy, the deceased man has been identified as Zachary Gallant of Guelph.

14 May, 2016

Death of Man near Hawkesbury Subject of SIU Investigation

The province’s Special Investigations Unit is probing the circumstances surrounding the death of a 41-year-old man near Hawkesbury Friday morning.

13 May, 2016

SIU Appealing for Witnesses in Incident Involving 16-year-old in Sarnia

Investigators with the Special Investigations are looking to speak to anyone who might have witnessed an incident involving a 16-year-old female youth and Sarnia Police officers yesterday.

10 May, 2016

SIU Director Finds No Reasonable Grounds for Charges in Incident that Partially Blinded a Man from Pikangikum First Nation

There are no reasonable grounds to charge the subject officer in a 2012 incident in which a man from Pikangikum First Nation was struck with a prong from a conducted energy weapon and partially blinded, the Director of the Special Investigations Unit has concluded.

10 May, 2016

No Action Contemplated in Hilton Beach Overdose Death

The Director of the Special Investigations Unit has determined that no further action is contemplated in the case of a 43-year-old man who was found dead following a stand-off with Ontario Provincial Police officers in June 2015.

5 May, 2016

Toronto Police Officer Charged with Sexual Assault

The Director of the Special Investigations Unit has caused a sexual assault charge to be laid against a sergeant with the Toronto Police Service.

5 May, 2016

No Charges in Kingston Case where Man Found to have Shot Himself

Kingston Police officers will not face criminal charges related to the death of a 30-year-old Kingston man who died during the course of a murder investigation last June. 

April

26 April, 2016

SIU Investigation Started in Death of Bancroft-area Man

The death of a 26-year-old man in Bancroft is the subject of an investigation by the province’s Special Investigations Unit.

25 April, 2016

SIU Lays Assault Charge against Three St. Thomas Police Officers

Three St. Thomas Police Service officers have been charged with assault for their involvement in a takedown in February of this year.

19 April, 2016

Update to Five Car Crash Investigation: Injured Man has Died

A 33-year-old man – who was injured when his vehicle was involved in a collision with four other vehicles – has died.

19 April, 2016

Update to Five Car Crash Investigation: Injured Man has Died

A 33-year-old man – who was injured when his vehicle was involved in a collision with four other vehicles – has died.

19 April, 2016

SIU Investigating Collision involving 75-year-old Man

The province’s Special Investigations Unit is examining the circumstances surrounding a collision between a car and an unmarked police vehicle that resulted in life-threatening injuries to a 75-year-old man.

18 April, 2016

SIU Starts Investigation into Single Car Crash related to Amber Alert

The Special Investigations Unit has started an investigation into a single car crash in Pembroke that is related to an earlier Amber Alert.

12 April, 2016

SIU Investigating Two-Car Crash in Ottawa; Three Seriously Injured

Investigators with the SIU are examining the circumstances surrounding a brief police pursuit linked to an early morning collision in Ottawa. Three persons suffered serious injuries.

11 April, 2016

SIU Director Determines Officers Did Not Contribute to Young Man’s Death

The Director of the Special Investigations Unit has determined that London Police officers did not contribute to the death of an 18-year-old man whose body was found in a park last May.  

11 April, 2016

SIU Investigation Started Following Incident at a Brampton Residence

The SIU has started an investigation into an incident where Peel Police arrested a 30-year-old man and the man suffered a fractured right ankle.

10 April, 2016

SIU Investigating Five Car Crash in North York

The province’s Special Investigations Unit is examining the circumstances surrounding a five-vehicle collision in North York.

10 April, 2016

SIU Investigating Five Car Crash in North York

The province’s Special Investigations Unit is examining the circumstances surrounding a five-vehicle collision in North York.

8 April, 2016

UPDATE: SIU Clarifies Timeline in Arrest in Sault Ste. Marie

Following further investigation, the province’s Special Investigations Unit is clarifying the timeline surrounding the arrest of a 55-year-old man in Sault Ste. Marie.

7 April, 2016

SIU Investigating a Series of Incidents during Arrest of 25-year-old Woman in Pickering

The SIU has started an investigation into a series of incidents during the arrest of a 25-year-old woman in Pickering.

5 April, 2016

Death of a 93-year-old Man in Welland Subject of an SIU Investigation

The SIU has been called to investigate the death of a 93-year-old man after his body was pulled from the Welland Canal on April 1, 2016.

5 April, 2016

SIU Investigating after a University Student was Struck by a London Police Cruiser

An incident in which a London Police cruiser struck and injured a 20-year-old university student is now the subject of an investigation by the province’s Special Investigations Unit.

5 April, 2016

SIU Probing Circumstances of Arrest in Sault Ste. Marie

The province’s Special Investigations Unit is probing the circumstances surrounding the arrest of a 55-year-old man in Sault Ste. Marie.

March

29 March, 2016

SIU Concludes Death Investigation in Kawartha Lakes; No Further Action Contemplated

There is no reasonable basis to charge the subject officer in the death of a man in Ontario Provincial Police custody in Kawartha Lakes last June, stated the Director of the Special Investigations Unit.

20 March, 2016

SIU Investigating Pursuit in Downtown Toronto; Several People Injured when Two Vehicles Collided

The Special Investigations Unit is investigating an early morning police pursuit in downtown Toronto that ended with multiple persons injured, several of those persons seriously injured.

20 March, 2016

Update: Further Information on Occupants of Vehicles in Pursuit and Collision in Toronto

The Special Investigations Unit has confirmed the following information regarding the occupants of the two vehicles involved in the early morning police pursuit and collision in downtown Toronto

19 March, 2016

SIU Investigating Police Shooting at Scene of Homicide in Peterborough

The province’s Special Investigations Unit is probing the circumstances surrounding the shooting of a 25-year-old man at the scene of a homicide in Peterborough.

18 March, 2016

Investigation Finds No Grounds for Criminal Charges in Fatal Shooting of Andrew Loku

The Toronto Police Officer who fatally shot 45-year-old Andrew Loku did not exceed “the ambit of justifiable force in the circumstances” and no criminal charges will issue, the Director the Special Investigations Unit has determined.

17 March, 2016

SIU Investigation Finds No Reasonable Grounds for Criminal Charges in Hamilton Injuries Investigation

The Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Tony Loparco, has concluded that there are no reasonable grounds to charge a Hamilton Police officer with any criminal offence in relation to the injuries sustained by a 18-year-old man in Hamilton in May 2015. 

17 March, 2016

SIU Investigation: No Charges in Case of Self-inflicted Fatal Gunshot Wound

The Director of the Special Investigations Unit has concluded there are no grounds to charge any police officer  in an incident where a man died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

14 March, 2016

SIU Investigating Fatal Shooting in Toronto

The province’s Special Investigations Unit has started an investigation after Toronto Police officers fatally shot a 21-year-old man late Sunday night. 

9 March, 2016

SIU Investigating Serious Collision in Brampton

Ontario’s Special Investigations Unit is investigating the circumstances surrounding a serious collision that occurred in Brampton yesterday afternoon.

7 March, 2016

Break and Enter Arrest in Toronto Subject of SIU Investigation

A break and enter call that ended with a fleeing van is now the subject of an investigation by the province’s Special Investigations Unit.

6 March, 2016

SIU Investigating After Man Struck by Truck in Courtland

Ontario’s Special Investigations Unit (SIU) is probing the circumstances surrounding the injuries sustained by a 23-year-old man this afternoon in Courtland. 

5 March, 2016

SIU Investigating Fatal Shooting in Toronto

The province’s Special Investigations Unit has started an investigation after Toronto Police officers fatally shot a 30-year-old man Friday night.

4 March, 2016

Appeal for Witnesses in Hamilton

Around noon on Saturday, February 27, 2016, a female youth was arrested outside Hamilton City Centre Mall at the southwest corner of York Blvd. and James St. N.

2 March, 2016

Sex Assault Charge Laid Against Toronto Police Officer

The Director of the Special Investigations Unit has caused a sexual assault charge to be laid against a sergeant with the Toronto Police Service.

2 March, 2016

Guelph Hospital Fatal Shooting Investigation Completed; Officers Did Not Commit Criminal Offence

There are no reasonable grounds to lay charges in a case where two Guelph Police Service officers shot and killed a man inside Guelph General Hospital, the Director the Special Investigations Unit has found.

February

28 February, 2016

SIU Investigating Belleville Fatal Fall

The province’s Special Investigations Unit has been called to investigate the death of a 30-year-old man at an apartment building in Belleville.

20 February, 2016

SIU Appealing for Witnesses in Shooting during Bank Robbery

Ontario’s Special Investigations Unit is appealing for witnesses to a shooting that occurred just outside a TD Bank Branch at Kipling Avenue and The Queensway in Toronto this morning.

19 February, 2016

No Charges Warranted in Fatal Motorcycle Crash in Alliston

The SIU has concluded its investigation into an early morning motorcycle crash that killed a 35-year-old man, and the director has determined there will be no charges against the subject officer.

17 February, 2016

SIU Terminates Investigation into January Incident at Brampton Motel

The Director of the province’s Special Investigations Unit has terminated an investigation into an incident in which a woman suffered a back injury outside a Brampton motel.

17 February, 2016

SIU Investigation into Markdale Death Finds No Reasonable Ground to Lay Charges

The Director of the Special Investigations Unit has determined that no charges will issue from an incident in which Ontario Provincial Police officers were called to assist paramedics and after which a 43-year-old man died.  

16 February, 2016

Shooting Outside Toronto Hotel Subject of SIU Investigation

The province’s Special Investigations Unit has started an investigation into the shooting of 31-year-old man in the driveway of the Toronto Don Valley Hotel & Suites.

11 February, 2016

SIU Concludes Wheat Field Car Crash Investigation: No Further Action Contemplated

There is no evidence of criminality on the part of an officer involved in a July car crash where a 62-year-old man suffered multiple traumatic injuries, the Director of the Special Investigations Unit has found. 

10 February, 2016

SIU Director Determines No Grounds for Criminal Charges in Arrest of Toronto Teenager

The Director of the Special Investigations Unit has concluded that a June 2015 arrest involving a 17-year-old youth would not result in criminal charges against the subject officer.  

9 February, 2016

SIU Investigating Death of 58-year-old Man in Toronto

The province’s Special Investigations Unit is probing the circumstances surrounding the death of a 58-year-old man near Pleasant Avenue and Chelmsford Avenue in Toronto.

7 February, 2016

SIU Called Following Arrest Involving Toronto Emergency Task Force Officers

An arrest involving Toronto Police Service Emergency Task Force officers that ended with a 27-year-old man sent to hospital is now the subject of a Special Investigations Unit investigation.

6 February, 2016

Investigators Probing Arrest in Hotel Parking Lot in Woodstock

The province’s Special Investigations Unit has started an investigation into an arrest in a parking lot of a hotel in Woodstock early Saturday morning.

5 February, 2016

No Charges Warranted in Death of a Man Found Intoxicated in Downtown Grand Bend

The Director of Ontario's Special Investigations Unit has found that an Ontario Provincial Police officer with the Lambton Detachment “acted responsibly” during an interaction with a man who was found dead hours later.

5 February, 2016

SIU Probing Kenora Traffic Stop

Ontario’s Special Investigations Unit is probing the circumstances surrounding a traffic stop yesterday on Highway 71 in Kenora.

January

31 January, 2016

SIU Called to Investigate Collision in Mississauga

The province’s Special Investigations Unit has been called to investigate a collision near the intersection of Burnhamthorpe Road East and Central Parkway East in Mississauga last night.

31 January, 2016

Kitchener Death Prompts SIU Investigation

The death of a 37-year-old man in Kitchener is now the subject of an investigation by the province’s Special Investigations Unit.

29 January, 2016

SIU Finds Toronto Shooting “not outside limits of the law” in Takedown following Earlier Shooting

A Toronto Police officer who shot a man following another shooting not long before the confrontation “did not exceed the bounds of legally justifiable force”, according to the Director of the Special Investigations Unit.

29 January, 2016

SIU Determines No Charges Warranted in Incident where Peel Officers Tried to Prevent Man from Falling to His Death

The Director of the Special Investigations Unit has determined there are no grounds to believe police officers committed a criminal offence when a 26-year-old man fell to his death from the roof of an apartment building.

28 January, 2016

SIU Called to Investigate Incident at Brampton Motel

The province’s Special Investigations Unit is investigating an occurrence that happened outside a motel in Brampton overnight.

19 January, 2016

SIU Investigating Serious Collision in Toronto

Ontario’s Special Investigations Unit is investigating the circumstances surrounding a serious collision that occurred at the intersection of Wilmington and Combe Avenues in Toronto.

17 January, 2016

SIU Investigating Fatal Shooting in Port Perry

Ontario's Special Investigations Unit is probing the circumstances surrounding a fatal shooting involving a 59-year-old man.

14 January, 2016

Assault and Failure to Provide Necessaries Charges Laid against Toronto Police Officer

An early morning incident in a parking lot in Scarborough has resulted in the Director of the Special Investigations Unit laying two criminal charges against a Toronto Police Service sergeant.

13 January, 2016

SIU Director: No Further Action Contemplated in Cruiser Collision with Motorcycle

No further action is being contemplated following the closure of an investigation into a collision between a Niagara Regional Police cruiser and a motorcycle, announced the Director of the SIU. 

12 January, 2016

SIU Finds Officers Not Responsible in Fire that Killed Two Family Members

An SIU investigation into the deaths of a son and mother during a fire inside a Vineland-area home has ended with the Director of the SIU concluding there are no reasonable grounds to believe any officer committed a criminal offence.

12 January, 2016

SIU Investigation Started after Man Injured Following Scarborough Arrest

Ontario’s Special Investigations Unit has started an investigation after a 37-year-old man was injured following an arrest in Scarborough Monday.

12 January, 2016

SIU Investigating Ottawa Incident where Man Seriously Injured inside Bookstore

The province’s Special Investigations Unit is probing the circumstances surrounding an interaction between an 18-year-old man and Ottawa Police Service officers inside a Chapters bookstore.

9 January, 2016

SIU Investigating Wrong Way Crash on Highway 410 Ramp to Highway 407

Ontario’s Special Investigations Unit is probing the circumstances surrounding a head-on collision that occurred Friday evening on the ramp from Highway 410 to Highway 407 in Brampton.

8 January, 2016

SIU Closes Investigation into Brighton Death

CORRECTION: Age of deceased is 65.  


The Special Investigations Unit has closed an investigation into the death of a 65-year-old woman on County Road 30 in Brighton Township, after it was found the woman died of natural causes.

8 January, 2016

Toronto Police Officer Charged with Assault

A Toronto Police officer has been charged with assault for his involvement in an arrest last July near Dundas and Bathurst Streets.

1 January, 2016

SIU Investigating Death in Toronto

Investigators from the province’s Special Investigations Unit are probing the circumstances surrounding the death of a 32-year-old man in Toronto this morning.