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December

29 December, 2015

Assault Charge Laid Against OPP Officer

An Ontario Provincial Police officer has been charged with assault in relation to an incident that occurred last summer on the shoulder of Highway 401 in Toronto.

23 December, 2015

SIU Investigating Death of a Man in Burlington

The Special Investigations Unit is probing the circumstances surrounding the death of a ‎man outside an apartment building in Burlington.

22 December, 2015

SIU Investigating a Crash at the Scene of a Fatal Collision in Binbrook

Ontario’s Special Investigations Unit is probing the circumstances surrounding a crash that occurred at the scene of an earlier fatal collision Monday evening in Binbrook.

22 December, 2015

UPDATE: Man Identified in Vehicle Death in Whitchurch-Stouffville

The 30-year-old man who died at the scene of a single motor vehicle collision Sunday morning in Whitchurch-Stouffville has been identified.

20 December, 2015

SIU Investigating Single Vehicle Crash on Highway 401 in London

Ontario’s Special Investigations Unit is investigating an incident in which a 40 year-old man was seriously injured when his vehicle crashed on a Highway 401 exit ramp.

20 December, 2015

SIU Investigating Vehicle Death in Whitchurch-Stouffville

Ontario’s Special Investigations Unit is investigating the circumstances surrounding a single motor vehicle collision that occurred early this morning at the intersection of Highway 48 and Vandorf Sideroad.

18 December, 2015

SIU Investigation Finds No Reasonable Grounds for Criminal Charges in VIA Rail Arrest in Cornwall

The Director of the Special Investigations Unit has concluded that no criminal charges will be laid in an incident inside a VIA Rail train station in Cornwall in May. 

16 December, 2015

SIU Concludes Vehicle Injury Investigation in Brampton Pursuit

The Director of the Special Investigations Unit is satisfied there are no reasonable grounds to believe the subject officer committed a criminal offence during an incident where a driver fled the scene of a RIDE stop in Brampton and crashed shortly thereafter. 

13 December, 2015

SIU Investigating Fatal Crash in Guelph

The province’s Special Investigations Unit is investigating the circumstances surrounding a fatal car crash that happened around 3:00 a.m. in downtown Guelph.

11 December, 2015

SIU Investigating Shooting in Toronto

Ontario’s Special Investigations Unit is investigating the circumstances surrounding a shooting Friday afternoon near Jane Street and Sheppard Avenue in Toronto. 

9 December, 2015

SIU Investigation Determines No Criminal Liability in Hanover Arrest

The Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Tony Loparco, has found that three Hanover Police officers bear no criminal liability for their actions during the arrest of a 40-year-old man in April.

8 December, 2015

SIU Finishes Investigation; No Reason to Lay Charges in Shooting Death in Peterborough

The Director of the Special Investigations Unit has concluded the investigation into the shooting death of a 23-year-old man in April and found that the subject officer was legally justified in using lethal force.

6 December, 2015

SIU Investigating Two-Vehicle Collision in Whitby

Ontario’s Special Investigations Unit is investigating a two-vehicle crash early this morning in Whitby.

4 December, 2015

SIU Contemplates No Further Action in Custody Death in Perth

There is no reason to believe that an Ontario Provincial Police officer committed a criminal offence when a 62-year-old man died in his care, the Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Tony Loparco, has found.

3 December, 2015

SIU Concludes Investigation into Death in Bluewater

The Director of the Special Investigations Unit has concluded that Ontario Provincial Police officers did not contribute to the death of a 32-year-old woman who drowned in the waters of Lake Huron on November 1, 2015.

1 December, 2015

SIU Investigating Death of Man in Toronto

Ontario's Special Investigations Unit is investigating the circumstances surrounding the death of a 34-year-old man in Toronto.

November

25 November, 2015

SIU Concludes Investigation, Finds Three Peel Officers Justified in Firing Weapons

There are no reasonable grounds for proceeding with criminal charges against any of the Peel Regional Police officers who discharged their firearms during an incident last March, the Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Tony Loparco, has found. 

24 November, 2015

SIU Director Finds No Reasonable Grounds to Charge Waterloo Officer in April Shooting

The Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Tony Loparco, has concluded a Waterloo Regional Police Service officer was justified in shooting Wesley LaForme outside of a townhouse in Cambridge just after midnight on April 30, 2015. 

20 November, 2015

SIU Investigating Three-Vehicle Collision near Woodstock

Ontario’s Special Investigations Unit is investigating a crash involving three vehicles that occurred just before midnight on Thursday near the City of Woodstock.

20 November, 2015

SIU Investigates Death in Brighton Township

Ontario’s Special Investigations Unit is investigating the circumstances surrounding the death of a 55-year-old woman on County Road 30 in Brighton Township.

18 November, 2015

SIU Investigating Death of Man in Toronto

Ontario's Special Investigations Unit is probing the circumstances surrounding the death of a 43-year-old man in Toronto. 

17 November, 2015

SIU Investigating Shooting in Toronto

Ontario’s Special Investigations Unit is investigating the circumstances surrounding a shooting late Monday night in Toronto.

15 November, 2015

SIU Appealing for Witnesses to Incident in Downtown Toronto

Ontario’s Special Investigations Unit is seeking witnesses to an interaction between Toronto Police and a 46-year-old man on Saturday evening.

14 November, 2015

SIU Investigating Shooting in Mississauga

Ontario’s Special Investigations Unit is investigating the circumstances surrounding a shooting overnight in Mississauga.

12 November, 2015

SIU Investigates Custody Injury in Barrie

Ontario’s Special Investigations Unit (SIU) is probing the circumstances surrounding a custody injury that occurred Wednesday, November 11, 2015.

10 November, 2015

SIU Investigating Collision in Brantford - Appealing For Witnesses

Ontario’s Special Investigations Unit (SIU) is appealing for witnesses to a collision at Colborne and Dalhousie Streets in Brantford early this morning.

9 November, 2015

SIU Investigating Collision in Penetanguishene

Ontario’s Special Investigations Unit is investigating a crash that occurred in Penetanguishene on Sunday.

9 November, 2015

SIU Investigating Firearm Incident in Thornhill

Ontario’s Special Investigations Unit is investigating the circumstances surrounding an incident involving a firearm in Thornhill today.

6 November, 2015

SIU Concludes Investigation into the Death of a Man in Timmins

There are no reasonable grounds to believe officers with the Timmins Police Service committed a criminal offence following an investigation into the death of an 18-year-old man in Timmins, concluded Tony Loparco, Director of the Special Investigations Unit. 

6 November, 2015

SIU Concludes Investigation into the Death of a Man in Timmins

There are no reasonable grounds to believe officers with the Timmins Police Service committed a criminal offence following an investigation into the death of an 18-year-old man in Timmins, concluded Tony Loparco, Director of the Special Investigations Unit.

3 November, 2015

SIU Investigating Collision in Fort Erie, Appealing For Witnesses

Ontario’s Special Investigations Unit (SIU) is appealing for witnesses to a collision involving a car and tractor trailer on Monday night in Fort Erie.

2 November, 2015

SIU Investigates Death in Bluewater

Ontario’s Special Investigations Unit (SIU) is investigating a death that occurred Sunday, November 1st in the Town of Bluewater.

October

29 October, 2015

SIU Investigating Death of Man in Mississauga

Ontario's Special Investigations Unit is probing the circumstances surrounding the death of a 58-year-old man in Mississauga on Tuesday. 

27 October, 2015

SIU Concludes Investigation into Injuries Sustained by Man near Courtland

The Director of the Special Investigations Unit (SIU), Tony Loparco, has concluded that there are no reasonable grounds to charge an Ontario Provincial Police officer with any criminal offence in relation to the injuries sustained by a 23-year-old man in March of 2015.

27 October, 2015

SIU Concludes Investigation into Injuries Sustained by Man near Courtland

The Director of the Special Investigations Unit (SIU), Tony Loparco, has concluded that there are no reasonable grounds to charge an Ontario Provincial Police officer with any criminal offence in relation to the injuries sustained by a 23-year-old man in March of 2015.

27 October, 2015

SIU Concludes Investigation into Injuries Sustained by Man in Kingston

The Director of the Special Investigations Unit (SIU), Tony Loparco, has concluded that there are no reasonable grounds to charge a Kingston Police Force officer with any criminal offence in relation to the injuries sustained by a 42-year-old man in January of 2015.

25 October, 2015

SIU Investigates Custody Death in Kapuskasing

Ontario’s Special Investigations Unit (SIU) is probing the circumstances surrounding a custody death that occurred on the evening of Saturday, October 24th in the Town of Kapuskasing.

22 October, 2015

SIU Concludes Investigation into Lavigne Vehicle Death

The Director of the Special Investigations Unit (SIU), Tony Loparco, has concluded that there are no reasonable grounds to charge a West Nipissing Police Service (WNPS) officer with a criminal offence in relation to the death of 31-year-old Thomas Caleb Fremlin in June of 2015.

21 October, 2015

SIU Investigating Injuries Sustained by Man on QEW in Vineland

Ontario’s Special Investigations Unit (SIU) is probing the circumstances surrounding the injuries sustained by a 35-year-old man yesterday evening in Vineland. 

20 October, 2015

SIU Concludes Investigation into Kitchener Firearm Death

The Director of the Special Investigations Unit (SIU), Tony Loparco, has concluded that there are no reasonable grounds to charge a Waterloo Regional Police Service officer with any criminal offence in relation to the death of 20-year-old Beau Baker in Kitchener in April of 2015.

19 October, 2015

Hamilton Police Officer Charged

The Director of the Special Investigations Unit (SIU), Tony Loparco, has reasonable grounds to believe a police officer with the Hamilton Police Service (HPS) committed a criminal offence in relation to the injuries sustained by 35-year-old Thomas Schonberger in April of 2015. Director Loparco has caused a charge to be laid against the officer.   

10 October, 2015

SIU Investigates Shooting in Pelham

Ontario’s Special Investigations Unit (SIU) is probing the circumstances surrounding a shooting that occurred in Pelham this evening.

9 October, 2015

SIU Investigates Death in West Lincoln

Ontario’s Special Investigations Unit (SIU) is probing the circumstances surrounding a man’s death that occurred early this morning in West Lincoln.

4 October, 2015

SIU Investigating Pedestrian Injuries involving Toronto Police Service – Appealing For Witnesses

Ontario’s Special Investigations Unit (SIU) is probing the circumstances surrounding the injuries sustained by a 57-year-old woman at Richmond Street West and Simcoe Street, Toronto.

4 October, 2015

SIU Investigating Pedestrian Injuries involving Toronto Police Service – Appealing For Witnesses

Ontario’s Special Investigations Unit (SIU) is probing the circumstances surrounding the injuries sustained by a 57-year-old woman at Richmond Street West and Simcoe Street, Toronto.

4 October, 2015

SIU Investigating Pedestrian Injuries involving Toronto Police Service - Appealing For Witnesses

Ontario’s Special Investigations Unit (SIU) is probing the circumstances surrounding the injuries sustained by a 57-year-old woman at Richmond Street West and Simcoe Street, Toronto.

2 October, 2015

SIU Investigating Death of 30-year-old Man in Toronto

Ontario’s Special Investigations Unit (SIU) is probing the circumstances surrounding the death of a 30-year-old man on October 2, 2015, in Toronto.

September

28 September, 2015

SIU Concludes Investigation into Toronto Shooting Death

The Acting Director of the Special Investigations Unit (SIU), Joseph Martino, has concluded that there are no reasonable grounds to charge a Toronto Police Service officer with a criminal offence in relation to the shooting death of 49-year-old David Andrew Doucette in February of 2015.

25 September, 2015

SIU Concludes Investigation into Death of Man in Peterborough

The Director of the Special Investigations Unit (SIU), Tony Loparco, has concluded that there are no reasonable grounds to charge a Peterborough Police Service officer with any criminal offence in relation to the death of a 58-year-old man in March of 2015.

23 September, 2015

SIU Investigating Injury in Windsor

Ontario’s Special Investigations Unit is probing the circumstances surrounding the injuries sustained by a 23-year-old man early this morning in Windsor. 

18 September, 2015

SIU Concludes Investigation into Lake Ontario Death

The Acting Director of the Special Investigations Unit (SIU), Joseph Martino, has concluded that there are no reasonable grounds to charge a Niagara Regional Police Service (NRPS) officer with any criminal offence in relation to the drowning death of a 24-year-old man in November of 2014.

18 September, 2015

SIU Concludes Investigation into Lake Ontario Death

The Acting Director of the Special Investigations Unit (SIU), Joseph Martino, has concluded that there are no reasonable grounds to charge a Niagara Regional Police Service (NRPS) officer with any criminal offence in relation to the drowning death of a 24-year-old man in November of 2014.

18 September, 2015

SIU Concludes Investigation into Toronto Shooting Death

The Acting Director of the Special Investigations Unit (SIU), Joseph Martino, has concluded that there are no reasonable grounds to charge a Toronto Police Service officer with any criminal offence in relation to the shooting death of 33-year-old Daniel Clause in December of 2014.

15 September, 2015

SIU Investigating Vehicle Incident in Cavan

Ontario’s Special Investigations Unit (SIU) is probing the circumstances surrounding the vehicle injuries sustained by a man last night in Cavan. 

15 September, 2015

SIU Concludes Investigation into Shooting Injuries Sustained by Man in Toronto

The Acting Director of the Special Investigations Unit (SIU), Joseph Martino, has concluded that there are no reasonable grounds to charge a Toronto Police Service officer with any criminal offence in relation to the shooting injuries of a 34-year-old man in January of 2015.

4 September, 2015

SIU Concludes Investigation into Vehicle Injuries Sustained in Arthur Township

The Acting Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Joseph Martino, has concluded that there are no reasonable grounds to charge an Ontario Provincial Police officer with any criminal offence in relation to the injuries sustained by a 31-year-old man and an 18-year-old woman in Arthur Township in January of 2015.

3 September, 2015

SIU Concludes Investigation into Death of Man in London

The Acting Director of the Special Investigations Unit (SIU), Joseph Martino, has concluded that there are no reasonable grounds to charge a London Police Service officer with any criminal offence in relation to the death of 26-year-old Aaron Ferkranus in February of 2015.

2 September, 2015

SIU Investigating Death in Toronto

Ontario’s Special Investigations Unit (SIU) is probing the circumstances surrounding a custody death that occurred on Tuesday, September 1, 2015 in the City of Toronto.

1 September, 2015

SIU Concludes Investigation into Injuries Sustained by Man in Brantford

The Acting Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Joseph Martino, has concluded that there are no reasonable grounds to charge a Brantford Police Service officer with any criminal offence in relation to the injuries sustained by a 29-year-old man in Brantford in April of 2015.

August

28 August, 2015

SIU Concludes Investigation into Drowning Death of Man in Ottawa

The Acting Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Joseph Martino, has concluded that there are no reasonable grounds to charge any Ottawa Police Service officer with a criminal offence in relation to the death of 23-year-old Muhab Sultan in June of 2015.

26 August, 2015

SIU Concludes Investigation into Injuries Sustained by Man in Mississauga

The Acting Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Joseph Martino, has concluded that there are no reasonable grounds to charge a Peel Regional Police officer with any criminal offence in relation to the injuries sustained by a 25-year-old man in Mississauga who fell out of a moving police cruiser in January of 2015.

25 August, 2015

SIU Closes Investigation into Man’s Fall from Balcony in Scarborough

SIU Acting Director Joseph Martino has terminated the investigation of an incident that occurred in Scarborough in June of 2015.

21 August, 2015

SIU Concludes Investigation of Man’s Fall into Niagara Gorge

The Acting Director of the Special Investigations Unit (SIU), Joseph Martino, has concluded that there are no reasonable grounds to charge any Niagara Regional Police Service officer with a criminal offence in relation to the injuries sustained by a 23-year-old man in Niagara Falls on New Year’s Day.

20 August, 2015

SIU Concludes Investigation into Vehicle Injuries Sustained by Man in Mississauga

The Acting Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Joseph Martino, has concluded that there are no reasonable grounds to charge a Peel Regional Police officer with any criminal offence in relation to the injuries sustained by a 26-year-old man in Mississauga in December of 2014.

20 August, 2015

SIU Concludes Investigation into Scarborough Shooting Injuries

The Acting Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Joseph Martino, has concluded that there are no reasonable grounds to charge any Toronto Police Service officer with a criminal offence in relation to the shooting injuries sustained by a 40-year-old man in December of 2014.

19 August, 2015

SIU Concludes Investigation into Vehicle Injuries Sustained by Man in Huron County

The Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Tony Loparco, has concluded that there are no reasonable grounds to charge an Ontario Provincial Police officer with any criminal offence in relation to the injuries sustained by 29-year-old Anthony Dillon near Wroxeter in December of 2014.

13 August, 2015

SIU Closes Investigation into Delhi Incident

Based on the Special Investigations Unit’s (SIU) review of an incident that occurred in Delhi earlier this month, SIU Director Tony Loparco has terminated the investigation. 

11 August, 2015

SIU Concludes Death Investigation in Melancthon Township

The Director of the Special Investigations Unit (SIU), Tony Loparco, has concluded that there are no reasonable grounds to charge an Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) officer with any criminal offence in relation to the death of a 53-year-old man on November 21, 2014.

10 August, 2015

SIU Investigates Vehicle Injuries in Chippawa – Appealing for Witnesses

Ontario’s Special Investigations Unit (SIU) is probing the circumstances surrounding the injuries sustained by 51-year-old Mr. David Taylor on Saturday, August, 8, 2015, in Chippawa.

7 August, 2015

SIU Investigating Injuries Sustained by 21-year-old-Woman in Brampton

Ontario’s Special Investigations Unit (SIU) is probing the circumstances surrounding the injuries sustained by a 21-year-old woman on August 6, 2015, in Brampton.

5 August, 2015

SIU Concludes Investigation into Death in East Gwillimbury

The Director of the Special Investigations Unit (SIU), Tony Loparco, has concluded that there are no reasonable grounds to charge a York Regional Police (YRP) officer with any criminal offence in relation to the death of a 39-year-old man on November 19, 2014.


4 August, 2015

SIU Investigating Injuries Sustained in Delhi

Ontario’s Special Investigations Unit (SIU) is probing the circumstances surrounding the injuries sustained by a 31-year-old man the evening of August 2, 2015, in Delhi.

4 August, 2015

SIU Affirms Orillia Investigation After Reopening Case

Ontario’s Special Investigations Unit (SIU) has reopened the investigation and  affirmed its decision into the custody injuries sustained by Ms. Maria Farrell in April of 2013.

July

31 July, 2015

SIU Concludes Investigation into Hamilton Sexual Assault Allegation

The Director of the Special Investigations Unit (SIU), Tony Loparco, has concluded that there are no reasonable grounds to believe a former Hamilton Police Service officer, Derek Mellor, committed a criminal offence in connection with behaviour for which he was found to have committed misconduct under the Police Services Act.

30 July, 2015

SIU Concludes Vehicle Deaths Investigation in Uxbridge

The Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Tony Loparco, has concluded that there are no reasonable grounds to charge a Durham Regional Police Service officer with any criminal offence in relation to the vehicle deaths of two males in October of 2014.

30 July, 2015

SIU Concludes Vehicle Injury Investigation in Middlesex Centre

The Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Tony Loparco, has concluded that there are no reasonable grounds to charge an officer with the Ontario Provincial Police  London Satellite office (Middlesex) with any criminal offence in relation to the injuries sustained by a 38-year-old man in August of 2014.

26 July, 2015

SIU Appealing for Witnesses to Port Colborne Incident

Ontario’s Special Investigations Unit (SIU) is appealing for witnesses to an interaction that occurred early on July 25, 2015 in Port Colborne between a 37-year-old man and officers with the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) and Niagara Regional Police Service (NRPS).

26 July, 2015

SIU Investigating Death of Man in Huron County

Ontario's Special Investigations Unit is probing the circumstances surrounding the death of a 52-year-old man in South Huron this weekend. 

25 July, 2015

SIU Investigating Shooting Death in Toronto

Ontario’s Special Investigations Unit (SIU) is probing the circumstances surrounding the shooting death of a 21-year-old man early this morning in Toronto.

25 July, 2015

Update to Toronto Shooting Death: SIU Releases Name of Man

Ontario’s Special Investigations Unit (SIU) is continuing to probe the circumstances surrounding the shooting death of a man early this morning in Toronto.

23 July, 2015

SIU Appealing for Witnesses to Incident in Town of Mono

Ontario’s Special Investigations Unit is appealing for witnesses to a collision that occurred yesterday between an Ontario Provincial Police cruiser and a motorcycle being operated by 52-year-old Brian Henderson. The incident happened in the Town of Mono.

23 July, 2015

Ottawa Police Officers Charged

The Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Tony Loparco, has reasonable grounds to believe three police officers with the Ottawa Police Service committed criminal offences in relation to the injuries sustained by 45-year-old Craig MacInnes and 30-year-old Reid Purdy in June of 2014. Director Loparco has caused charges to be laid against the officers.   

23 July, 2015

Former Kingston Police Officer Charged

The Director of the Special Investigations Unit (SIU), Tony Loparco, has reasonable grounds to believe a former police officer with the Kingston Police Service (KPS) committed criminal offences against a young person in the 1980s. Director Loparco has caused charges to be laid against the retired officer.   

21 July, 2015

SIU Concludes Shooting Death Investigation in Brampton

The Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Tony Loparco, has concluded that there are no reasonable grounds to charge a Peel Regional Police officer with a criminal offence in relation to the death of 33-year-old Jermaine Carby in September of 2014.

17 July, 2015

SIU Appealing for Witnesses to Guelph Incident

Ontario’s Special Investigations Unit is appealing for witnesses to an interaction that occurred earlier this week in Guelph between a 30-year-old man and officers with the Guelph Police Service.

15 July, 2015

SIU Investigating Vehicle Collision involving Toronto Police

Ontario’s Special Investigations Unit (SIU) is probing the circumstances surrounding the injuries sustained by a 50-year-old male yesterday on Highway 427.

14 July, 2015

SIU Investigating Injuries Sustained in Ottawa

Ontario’s Special Investigations Unit (SIU) is probing the circumstances surrounding the injuries sustained by a 28-year-old male early today in Ottawa.

13 July, 2015

SIU Annual Report 2014/15

The Special Investigations Unit's 2014/15 Annual Report is now posted to the SIU website.

10 July, 2015

SIU Investigating Vehicle Incident in Warwick Township

Ontario’s Special Investigations Unit is probing the circumstances surrounding the injuries sustained by a 62-year-old man yesterday in Warwick Township. 

6 July, 2015

SIU Investigating Deaths in Vineland

Ontario’s Special Investigations Unit is probing the circumstances surrounding the deaths of two individuals last night in Vineland.

5 July, 2015

SIU Investigating Shooting Death in Toronto

Ontario’s Special Investigations Unit (SIU) is probing the circumstances surrounding the shooting death of a 45-year-old man early this morning in Toronto.

5 July, 2015

Update to Toronto Shooting Death: SIU Releases Name of Man

Ontario’s Special Investigations Unit (SIU) is continuing to probe the circumstances surrounding the shooting death of a man early this morning in Toronto.

2 July, 2015

SIU Investigating Injury Sustained in Toronto

Ontario’s Special Investigations Unit is probing the circumstances surrounding the injury sustained by a 19-year-old male early this morning in Toronto.

1 July, 2015

SIU Investigates Death in Toronto

Ontario’s Special Investigations Unit is probing the circumstances surrounding a man’s death in Toronto early this morning. 

1 July, 2015

SIU Investigates Death in Markdale

Ontario’s Special Investigations Unit is probing the circumstances surrounding a man’s death in Markdale early this morning. 

June

30 June, 2015

Update to Investigation into Ottawa Death: SIU Releases Name of Complainant

Ontario’s Special Investigations Unit (SIU) is continuing to probe the circumstances surrounding the death of a man who entered the Rideau River on Wednesday, June 24, 2015 in Ottawa.

30 June, 2015

SIU Concludes Death Investigation in Toronto

The Director of the Special Investigations Unit (SIU), Tony Loparco, has concluded that there are no reasonable grounds to charge any Toronto Police Service (TPS) officer with a criminal offence in relation to the death of a 45-year-old man in October of 2014.

29 June, 2015

SIU Updates Investigation into Death in Ottawa

Ontario's Special Investigations Unit (SIU) is continuing to probe the circumstances surrounding the death of a man who entered the Rideau River on Wednesday, June 24, 2015 in Ottawa.

27 June, 2015

Update: SIU Investigates Custody Incident in Ottawa

Ontario’s Special Investigations Unit is probing the circumstances surrounding a custody incident that occurred on Wednesday, June 24, 2015 in the City of Ottawa.

26 June, 2015

SIU Investigates Custody Incident in Ottawa

Ontario’s Special Investigations Unit is probing the circumstances surrounding a custody incident that occurred on Wednesday, June 24, 2015 in the City of Ottawa.

25 June, 2015

Update: Man in Kingston Succumbs to Injuries

A 30-year-old man who sustained a gunshot wound last week in Kingston has succumbed to his injuries

24 June, 2015

SIU Investigates Custody Injury in Scarborough

Ontario’s Special Investigations Unit (SIU) is probing the circumstances surrounding a custody injury in Scarborough involving Durham Regional Police Service officers.

22 June, 2015

Update: SIU Appealing for Witnesses to Fatal Motorcycle Collision in Alliston

Ontario’s Special Investigations Unit is continuing to investigate the circumstances surrounding the death of a 35-year-old man this weekend in Alliston.

21 June, 2015

SIU Investigating Death of Man in Hilton Beach

Ontario’s Special Investigations Unit (SIU) is probing the circumstances surrounding the death of a 43-year-old man in Hilton Beach early this morning.

21 June, 2015

SIU Investigating Death of Man in Alliston

Ontario’s Special Investigations Unit (SIU) is probing the circumstances surrounding the death of a 34-year-old man in Alliston today.

19 June, 2015

SIU Concludes Injury Investigation in Penetanguishene

The Director of the Special Investigations Unit (SIU), Tony Loparco, has concluded that there are no reasonable grounds to charge any Ontario Provincial Police officer with any criminal offence in relation to the injuries sustained by a 33-year-old man in August of 2014.

18 June, 2015

SIU Investigating Death in Kawartha Lakes

Ontario’s Special Investigations Unit is continuing to investigate the circumstances surrounding the death of a 62-year-old man earlier this month.

18 June, 2015

SIU Concludes Firearm Injuries Investigation in Newmarket

The Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Tony Loparco, has concluded that there are no reasonable grounds to charge any York Regional Police officer with a criminal offence in relation to the injuries sustained by a 48-year-old man in July of 2014.

18 June, 2015

SIU Investigating Injuries Sustained by Man in Kingston

Ontario’s Special Investigations Unit is probing the circumstances surrounding the injuries sustained by a 30-year-old man in Kingston today.

18 June, 2015

Update to Lavigne Fatal Collision: SIU Releases Name of Man

Ontario’s Special Investigations Unit is continuing to probe the circumstances surrounding the death of a man earlier this week in Lavigne.

17 June, 2015

SIU Investigating Fatal Collision in Lavigne

Ontario’s Special Investigations Unit is probing the circumstances surrounding the death of a man last night in Lavigne.

16 June, 2015

SIU Closes Investigation into Ottawa Vehicle Incident

Based on the Special Investigations Unit’s review of an incident that occurred in Ottawa earlier this month, SIU Director Tony Loparco has terminated the investigation.

16 June, 2015

L’UES clôt son enquête sur un accident de la circulation à Ottawa

Se fondant sur l’examen, par l’Unité des enquêtes spéciales, d’un incident survenu au début du mois à Ottawa, le directeur de l’UES, Tony Loparco, a mis fin à l’enquête.

11 June, 2015

SIU Investigating Death in Peterborough

Ontario’s Special Investigations Unit is probing the circumstances surrounding the death of a 39-year-old man today in Peterborough.

10 June, 2015

SIU Investigating Death in Toronto

Ontario’s Special Investigations Unit is probing the circumstances surrounding the death of a 50-year-old man this morning in Toronto.

10 June, 2015

Ottawa Police Officer Charged

The Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Tony Loparco, has reasonable grounds to believe a police officer with the Ottawa Police Service committed a criminal offence in relation to the injuries sustained by 39-year-old Christian St. Louis in February. Director Loparco has caused a charge to be laid against the officer.   

10 June, 2015

Update: Peterborough Police Officer Charged

Peterborough Police Service Constable Christopher Robertson, facing one charge of sexual assault contrary to s. 271 of the Criminal Code of Canada, is required to appear before the Ontario Court of Justice at 70 Simcoe Street in Peterborough on July 16, 2015. The Justice Prosecutions branch of the Ministry of the Attorney General will have carriage of the prosecution.

10 June, 2015

Windsor Police Officers Charged

The Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Tony Loparco, has reasonable grounds to believe two police officers with the Windsor Police Service committed criminal offences in relation to the injury sustained by 24-year-old Matthew Jonsson in October of 2014. Director Loparco has caused charges to be laid against the officers.   

9 June, 2015

Peterborough Police Officer Charged

The Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Tony Loparco, has reasonable grounds to believe that a Peterborough Police Service officer committed a criminal offence against a 40-year-old woman in January of 2015. Director Loparco has caused a charge to be laid against the officer.  

8 June, 2015

York Regional Police Officer Charged

The Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Tony Loparco, has reasonable grounds to believe that a York Regional Police officer committed a criminal offence against a 21-year-old woman in January of 2015. Director Loparco has caused a charge to be laid against the officer.   

4 June, 2015

SIU Concludes Death Investigation in Thunder Bay

The Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Tony Loparco, has concluded that there are no reasonable grounds to charge any officer with the Thunder Bay Police Service with a criminal offence in relation to the death of a 44-year-old man in August of 2014.

4 June, 2015

SIU Investigating Vehicle Incident in Ottawa

Ontario’s Special Investigations Unit (SIU) is probing the circumstances surrounding the injuries sustained by a woman this morning in Ottawa. 

2 June, 2015

SIU Investigates Falling Death in Mississauga

Ontario’s Special Investigations Unit is probing the circumstances surrounding the falling death of a 26-year-old man in Mississauga this morning.

1 June, 2015

SIU Investigating Death of Man in London

Ontario's Special Investigations Unit is probing the circumstances surrounding a man’s death in London this weekend. 

May

30 May, 2015

SIU Appealing for Witnesses to Cornwall Incident

Ontario’s Special Investigations Unit (SIU) is appealing for witnesses to an interaction that occurred earlier this month between a 43-year-old man and officers with the Cornwall Community Police Service.

28 May, 2015

Former Sault Ste. Marie Police Officer Charged

The Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Tony Loparco, has reasonable grounds to believe that a former Sault Ste. Marie Police Service officer committed criminal offences in relation to incidents involving multiple males over a six year period in the 1980s. Director Loparco has caused charges to be laid against the officer.   

28 May, 2015

Former Sault Ste. Marie Police Officer Charged

The Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Tony Loparco, has reasonable grounds to believe that a former Sault Ste. Marie Police Service officer committed criminal offences in relation to incidents involving multiple males over a six year period in the 1980s. Director Loparco has caused charges to be laid against the officer.   

27 May, 2015

Toronto Police Officer Charged

The Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Tony Loparco, has reasonable grounds to believe a police officer with the Toronto Police Service committed a criminal offence in relation to the injuries sustained by 57-year-old Baoshi Yang in December of 2014. Director Loparco has caused a charge to be laid against the officer.   

27 May, 2015

SIU Concludes Vehicle Injury Investigation in Brampton

The Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Tony Loparco, has concluded that there are no reasonable grounds to charge a Peel Regional Police officer with any criminal offence in relation to the injury sustained by a man in March.

25 May, 2015

Update to Guelph Fatal Shooting: SIU Releases Name of Complainant

Ontario’s Special Investigations Unit is continuing to probe the circumstances surrounding the shooting death of a man last week in Guelph.

22 May, 2015

SIU Updates Investigation into Fatal Police Shooting in Guelph

Ontario’s Special Investigations Unit is continuing to probe the circumstances surrounding the shooting death of a 36-year-old man this week in Guelph.

20 May, 2015

SIU Investigates Fatal Police Shooting in Guelph

Ontario’s Special Investigations Unit (SIU) is probing the circumstances surrounding the shooting death of a man this afternoon in Guelph.

19 May, 2015

SIU Investigating Death in Timmins

Ontario’s Special Investigations Unit (SIU) is probing the circumstances surrounding the death of an 18-year-old man last night in Timmins. 

19 May, 2015

SIU Investigating Death in Timmins

Ontario’s Special Investigations Unit is probing the circumstances surrounding the death of an 18-year-old man last night in Timmins.

15 May, 2015

SIU Concludes Death Investigation in Thunder Bay

The Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Tony Loparco, has concluded that there are no reasonable grounds to charge any officer with the Thunder Bay Police Service with a criminal offence in relation to the death of a 38-year-old man in August of 2014.

10 May, 2015

SIU Investigates Custody Injury in Hamilton

Ontario’s Special Investigations Unit (SIU) is probing the circumstances surrounding a custody injury that occurred on Saturday, May 9th, 2015 on Glennie Ave. in Hamilton.

8 May, 2015

SIU Concludes Vehicle Death Investigation in Kingston

The Director of the Special Investigations Unit (SIU), Tony Loparco, has concluded that there are no reasonable grounds to charge a Kingston Police Force officer with any criminal offence in relation to the death of a 37-year-old man in July of 2014.

7 May, 2015

SIU Appealing for Witnesses to Incident in Toronto

Ontario’s Special Investigations Unit is appealing for witnesses to an interaction that occurred yesterday evening between an 18-year-old man and Toronto Police Service officers.

5 May, 2015

SIU Concludes Injury Investigation in Toronto

The Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Tony Loparco, has concluded that there are no reasonable grounds to charge any Toronto Police Service officer with a criminal offence in relation to the injuries sustained by an 18-year-old man in June of 2014.

1 May, 2015

SIU Concludes Injury Investigation in Hamilton

The Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Tony Loparco, has concluded that there are no reasonable grounds to charge any Hamilton Police Service officer with a criminal offence in relation to the injuries sustained by a 44-year-old man in July of 2014.

April

30 April, 2015

SIU Investigating Shooting Incident in Cambridge

Ontario's Special Investigations Unit is probing the circumstances surrounding the shooting of a 30-year-old man around midnight in Cambridge.

29 April, 2015

London Police Officer Charged

The Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Tony Loparco, has reasonable grounds to believe that a police officer with the London Police Service committed a criminal offence in relation to the injuries sustained by 43-year-old Michel Gibeault in August of 2014. Director Loparco has caused a charge to be laid against the officer.   

19 April, 2015

SIU Investigates Single Motor Vehicle Collision in Brampton

Ontario’s Special Investigations Unit (SIU) is probing the circumstances surrounding a single motor vehicle collision on Rutherford Road South in Brampton.

17 April, 2015

SIU Concludes Investigation into Oakville Shooting Death

The Director of the Special Investigations Unit (SIU), Tony Loparco, has concluded that there are no reasonable grounds to charge a Halton Regional Police Service officer with a criminal offence in relation to the shooting death of a 41-year-old man in October of 2014.

16 April, 2015

SIU Investigates Police Shooting in Toronto

Ontario’s Special Investigations Unit (SIU) is probing the circumstances surrounding a police shooting that occurred this evening on Elmhurst Drive in Toronto.

14 April, 2015

Court Rules in Favour of SIU Fingerprinting Policy

The Superior Court of Justice ruled last week that compelling two Ottawa Police Service (OPS) officers charged with an offence by the SIU to attend at the SIU’s offices in Mississauga to be fingerprinted and photographed did not violate their rights. 

14 April, 2015

SIU Investigates Custody Injury in Hanover

Ontario’s Special Investigations Unit (SIU) is probing the circumstances surrounding a custody injury that occurred on Tuesday, April 14, 2015 at 253 Tenth Street in Hanover.

13 April, 2015

SIU Investigating Injuries Sustained by Man in Brantford

Ontario's Special Investigations Unit (SIU) is probing the circumstances surrounding the injuries sustained by a 29-year-old man in Brantford this weekend.

10 April, 2015

SIU Appealing for Witnesses to Interaction in St. Catharines

Ontario’s Special Investigations Unit (SIU) is appealing for witnesses to an interaction that occurred last month between a 21-year-old man and officers with the Niagara Regional Police Service.

8 April, 2015

SIU Investigating Death of Man in Perth

Ontario’s Special Investigations Unit (SIU) is probing the circumstances surrounding the death of a 63-year-old man this morning in Perth.

5 April, 2015

SIU Investigates Fatal Police Shooting in Peterborough

Ontario’s Special Investigations Unit (SIU) is probing the circumstances surrounding the shooting death of a 23-year-old man last night in Peterborough.

3 April, 2015

SIU Investigates Shooting Death of Man in Kitchener

Ontario’s Special Investigations Unit (SIU) is probing the circumstances surrounding the shooting death of a 21-year-old man last night in Kitchener.

3 April, 2015

Update: SIU Releases Identity of Man Fatally Shot in Kitchener

Ontario’s Special Investigations Unit (SIU) is continuing to probe the circumstances surrounding the shooting death of 20-year-old Beau Aaron Baker.

2 April, 2015

SIU Concludes Death Investigation in Burk’s Falls

The Director of the Special Investigations Unit (SIU), Tony Loparco, has concluded that there are no reasonable grounds to charge an Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) officer with the Almaguin Highlands detachment with any criminal offence in relation to the death of a 54-year-old man in July of 2014.

March

29 March, 2015

SIU Investigating Death of Man in Peterborough

Ontario’s Special Investigations Unit (SIU) is probing the circumstances surrounding the death of a 58-year-old man last night in Peterborough.

27 March, 2015

Correction: SIU Investigating Injury to Woman in Relation to Mississauga Shooting

Ontario’s Special Investigations Unit (SIU) is continuing to probe the death of a 22-year-old man who was fatally shot on March 20, 2015 in Mississauga during an interaction with police. Contrary to an SIU media release issued on March 21, the SIU has in fact also been investigating the injury sustained by 21-year-old Suzan Zreik as part of the entire investigation. Ms. Zreik was interviewed by SIU investigators in relation to her injuries on March 23, 2015.

25 March, 2015

SIU Appealing for Witnesses to Toronto Incident

Ontario’s Special Investigations Unit is appealing for witnesses to an interaction that occurred yesterday between a 21-year-old man and Toronto Police Service officers.

21 March, 2015

SIU Investigates Shooting Death in Mississauga

Ontario’s Special Investigations Unit (SIU) is probing the circumstances surrounding a police-involved shooting that occurred in Mississauga last night.

6 March, 2015

SIU Investigates Vehicle Injuries in Brampton

Ontario’s Special Investigations Unit (SIU) is probing the circumstances surrounding the injuries sustained by a 33-year-old man this morning in Brampton.

6 March, 2015

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.

4 March, 2015

SIU Reopens Orillia Custody Injuries Investigation

The Director of the Special Investigations Unit (SIU), Tony Loparco, has reopened an investigation looking into the injuries sustained in 2013 by Maria Farrell. Ms. Farrell’s injuries resulted from an interaction with Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Sergeant (Sgt) Russell Watson.

February

27 February, 2015

SIU Closes Investigation into Toronto Custody Injury

Based on the Special Investigations Unit’s (SIU) review of an incident that occurred in December 2014, SIU Director Tony Loparco has terminated the investigation. The incident involved officers with the Toronto Police Service (TPS). 
 

26 February, 2015

SIU Concludes Death Investigation in Chapleau

The Director of the Special Investigations Unit (SIU), Tony Loparco, has concluded that there are no reasonable grounds to charge an Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) officer with any criminal offence in relation to the death of a 27-year-old man in August of 2014.

25 February, 2015

SIU Updates Investigation into Toronto Shooting Death

Ontario's Special Investigations Unit (SIU) is continuing to probe the circumstances surrounding the shooting death of a man in the area of 140 Spadina Road, in Toronto on Wednesday, February 18, 2015.

25 February, 2015

SIU Updates Investigation into Toronto Shooting Death

Ontario's Special Investigations Unit (SIU) is continuing to probe the circumstances surrounding the shooting death of a man in the area of 140 Spadina Road, in Toronto on Wednesday, February 18, 2015.

19 February, 2015

SIU Investigates Vehicle Injuries in Ottawa

Ontario’s Special Investigations Unit (SIU) is probing the circumstances surrounding the injuries sustained by a 39-year-old man today in Ottawa.

18 February, 2015

SIU Investigating Shooting Death in Toronto

Ontario's Special Investigations Unit (SIU) is probing the circumstances surrounding the shooting death of a man this evening in Toronto.

17 February, 2015

SIU Investigating Injuries Sustained by Man in Mississauga

Ontario's Special Investigations Unit (SIU) is continuing to probe the circumstances surrounding the injuries sustained by a 22-year-old man in Mississauga this weekend.

 

16 February, 2015

SIU Investigating Death of Man in London

Ontario's Special Investigations Unit is probing the circumstances surrounding the death of a 26-year-old man in London this weekend.

10 February, 2015

OPP Brant County Officers Charged

The Director of the Special Investigations Unit (SIU), Tony Loparco, has reasonable grounds to believe that two officers with the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Brant County detachment committed criminal offences in relation to the death of 18-year-old Ashley Lerno in October of 2014. Director Loparco has caused charges to be laid against the officers.   

9 February, 2015

SIU Concludes Investigation into Injuries Sustained by Pedestrian in Toronto

The Director of the Special Investigations Unit (SIU), Tony Loparco, has concluded that there are no reasonable grounds to charge a Toronto Police Service (TPS) officer with any criminal offence in relation to the injuries sustained by a 25-year-old woman in September of 2014.

4 February, 2015

SIU Closes Investigation into Saugeen First Nation Incident

Based on the Special Investigations Unit’s (SIU) review of an interaction last month between a 25-year-old man and police in Saugeen First Nation, SIU Director Tony Loparco has terminated the investigation. The incident, which involved officers with the Ontario Provincial Police, occurred on January 25, 2015.

January

29 January, 2015

SIU Concludes Mississauga Vehicle Injuries Investigation

The Director of the Special Investigations Unit (SIU), Tony Loparco, has concluded that there are no reasonable grounds to charge a Peel Regional Police officer with any criminal offence in relation to the injuries sustained by two men in May of 2014.

22 January, 2015

SIU Investigating Custody Injuries in Mississauga

Ontario’s Special Investigations Unit (SIU) is probing the circumstances surrounding the custody injuries sustained by a 25-year-old man this afternoon in Mississauga. 

20 January, 2015

SIU Investigating Injuries Sustained by Man in Kingston

Ontario's Special Investigations Unit is probing the circumstances surrounding the injuries sustained by a 42-year-old man yesterday in Kingston.

20 January, 2015

SIU Reopens Brantford Drowning Death Investigation

The Director of the Special Investigations Unit (SIU), Tony Loparco, has reopened an investigation involving the Brantford Police Service (BPS) from 2009. The decision to reopen the case comes as a result of materially new information coming to light.

19 January, 2015

SIU Investigates Vehicle Injuries in Arthur Township

Ontario’s Special Investigations Unit (SIU) is probing the circumstances surrounding the injuries sustained by two individuals in Arthur Township yesterday.

15 January, 2015

SIU Concludes Brantford Vehicle Injuries Investigation

The Director of the Special Investigations Unit (SIU), Tony Loparco, has concluded that there are no reasonable grounds to charge a Brantford Police Service (BPS) officer with any criminal offence in relation to the injuries sustained by a 16-year-old male in May of 2014.

14 January, 2015

SIU Reopens Investigation into Brantford Fatal Shooting

The Director of the Special Investigations Unit (SIU), Tony Loparco, has reopened an investigation involving the Brantford Police Service (BPS). The decision to reopen the 2010 case comes as a result of materially new information coming to light.

14 January, 2015

SIU Closes Investigation into Brampton Vehicle Injuries

Based on the Special Investigations Unit’s (SIU) review into a multi-vehicle collision in Brampton last month, SIU Director Tony Loparco has terminated the investigation. The incident, involving a Peel Regional Police (PRP) officer, occurred on Monday, December 22, 2014.

7 January, 2015

SIU Investigating Shooting Injuries in Toronto

Ontario's Special Investigations Unit is probing the circumstances surrounding the shooting injuries sustained by a 34-year-old man this morning in Toronto.

2 January, 2015

SIU Concludes Toronto Shooting Investigation

The Director of the Special Investigations Unit (SIU), Tony Loparco, has concluded that there are no reasonable grounds to charge any officer with the Toronto Police Service (TPS) with a criminal offence in connection with the shooting death of a 31-year-old man in November of last year.