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October

21 October, 2018

SIU Investigating Woman’s Death in Cambridge

The province’s Special Investigations Unit is investigating the circumstances surrounding the death of a 41-year-old woman today in Cambridge.

20 October, 2018

SIU Investigating Shooting Death of Woman in Hamilton

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

19 October, 2018

SIU Determines No Basis for Charges in Relation to Arrests of Man and Woman in Innisfil

The Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Tony Loparco, has determined there are no reasonable grounds to lay criminal charges against any South Simcoe Police Service officer in relation to the serious injuries reportedly sustained by a 45-year-old man and 51-year-old woman during their arrests in July of 2017.

19 October, 2018

No Criminal Charges Warranted in Relation to Toronto Arrest of Man Involved in Stabbing

The Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Tony Loparco, has determined there are no reasonable grounds to lay criminal charges in relation to the amount of force used by a Toronto Police Service officer in the course of arresting a 55-year-old man in July of 2017. Prior to police interacting with him, the man had repeatedly stabbed another individual and was trying to cause serious bodily harm or death to two others.

19 October, 2018

No Criminal Charges in Relation to Hamilton Arrest

The Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Tony Loparco, has determined there are no reasonable grounds to lay criminal charges against any Hamilton Police Service officer in relation to the arrest of a 53-year-old man in August of 2017. 

19 October, 2018

No Criminal Charges Warranted in Relation to Shooting Injury Sustained by Man in Ottawa

The Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Tony Loparco, has determined there are no reasonable grounds to lay criminal charges against any Ottawa Police Service officer in relation to the bullet wound sustained by a 21-year-old man in September of 2017 when two officers discharged their firearms at him. During the same incident, a 37-year-old man was also injured. 

18 October, 2018

No Serious Injury Sustained by Man Who Fell out of Recycling Bin; SIU Terminates Mississauga Investigation

The Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Tony Loparco, has terminated an investigation into an interaction that occurred last month in Mississauga between a 20-year-old man and Peel Regional Police (PRP) officers.

18 October, 2018

SIU Terminates Investigation into Man’s Fall from Moving Vehicle at Ipperwash Camp Site

The Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Tony Loparco, has terminated an investigation into the serious injury sustained by an 18-year-old male last month.

18 October, 2018

Man Sustained Injury When he Struck Cell Wall in Oshawa Courthouse; SIU Terminates Investigation

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

17 October, 2018

Man’s Fall from Rock in Jocko River Led to His Death; SIU Terminates Investigation

The Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Tony Loparco, has terminated an investigation into the death of a 28-year-old man last month in Nipissing District.

17 October, 2018

SIU Terminates Brantford Investigation as Man’s Injury Not Caused by Police

The Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Tony Loparco, has terminated an investigation into an incident that occurred last month in Brantford.

12 October, 2018

No Criminal Charges to Issue in Relation to Arrest of Man Near U.S. Consulate in Toronto

The Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Tony Loparco, has determined there are no reasonable grounds to lay criminal charges against any Toronto Police Service officer in relation to the arrest of a 46-year-old man in July of 2017. 

12 October, 2018

No Charges to Issue in Relation to Man’s Death in Woodstock

On August 9, 2017, at the request of the Ontario Provincial Police, Woodstock Police Service (WPS) officers contacted 45-year-old Darryl Carroll to inform him that there was a warrant for his arrest for breaching the terms of his probation. Mr. Carroll said he would surrender himself to the police, but that did not transpire. Two days later, Mr. Carroll was located, deceased, in his vehicle in the parking lot of the Woodstock General Hospital. The Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Tony Loparco, has determined there are no reasonable grounds to lay criminal charges against a WPS officer in relation to Mr. Carroll’s death. 

12 October, 2018

No Criminal Charges in Relation to Wasaga Beach Collision

In the early morning hours of September 5, 2017, an Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) officer with the Huronia West detachment was involved in a brief suspect apprehension pursuit. A short time after the officer terminated the pursuit, the vehicle being pursued became involved in a collision with a second vehicle. The Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Tony Loparco, has determined there are no reasonable grounds to lay criminal charges against the OPP officer in relation to the serious injury sustained by the 57-year-old driver of the second vehicle. 

12 October, 2018

SIU Investigating Man’s Death in London

The province’s Special Investigations Unit is investigating the circumstances surrounding the death of a 55-year-old man last night in London.

10 October, 2018

No Criminal Charges in Relation to Injuries Sustained by Man in Caledon Collision

In the afternoon hours of August 10, 2017, an individual reported to 911 that a Lamborghini was being driven southbound on Highway 10 at a high rate of speed. An Ontario Provincial Police officer with the Caledon detachment located the vehicle and pursued it, but then pulled his cruiser onto the shoulder of the road after losing sight of the vehicle. The officer started his cruiser up again. In the area of McLaughlin Road and Boston Mills Road, the officer located the Lamborghini in a ditch. The Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Tony Loparco, has determined there are no reasonable grounds to lay criminal charges against the officer in relation to the serious injury sustained by the 32-year-old driver of the vehicle. 

10 October, 2018

No Charges to Issue in Relation to Injuries Sustained by Woman During Arrest in Sarnia

The Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Tony Loparco, has determined there are no reasonable grounds to lay criminal charges against a Sarnia Police Service officer in relation to the serious injury sustained by a 28-year-old woman during her arrest in August of 2017.

10 October, 2018

No Criminal Charges Warranted in Relation to Vehicle Rollover on Highway 15 Outside Smiths Falls

At approximately 10:30 p.m. on August 27, 2017, officers with the Smiths Falls Police Service and with the Ontario Provincial Police Rideau Lakes detachment responded to an unknown trouble call at a residence in the Township of Rideau Lakes. Three separate police pursuits with a pickup truck connected to the residence were initiated and then terminated. At approximately 11:10 p.m., the driver of the pickup truck was involved in a single vehicle collision. The Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Tony Loparco, has determined there are no reasonable grounds to lay criminal charges against any officer in relation to the serious injuries sustained by the 30-year-old driver.

10 October, 2018

No Criminal Charges Warranted in Relation to Arrest of Man in London

The Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Tony Loparco, has determined there are no reasonable grounds to lay criminal charges against a London Police Service (LPS) officer in relation to the serious injury sustained by a 23-year-old man during his arrest in November of 2016. The SIU was made aware of this incident by LPS in May of 2017. 

10 October, 2018

SIU Terminates Parry Sound Death Investigation

The Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Tony Loparco, has terminated the investigation into the death last month of a 61-year-old man in Parry Sound.

9 October, 2018

SIU Investigating Injuries to Man in Collingwood

The province’s Special Investigations Unit is investigating the circumstances surrounding the serious injuries sustained by a man yesterday in Collingwood.

9 October, 2018

SIU Lays Assault Charge against Toronto Police Service Officer

The Director of the Special Investigations Unit (SIU), Tony Loparco, has reasonable grounds to believe that a Toronto Police Service (TPS) officer committed a criminal offence in relation to the arrest of 48-year-old Shawn Blanchard in May of 2018. Director Loparco has caused a charge to be laid against the officer.  

5 October, 2018

SIU Investigating Man’s Fatal Fall from Burgoyne Bridge in St. Catharines

The province’s Special Investigations Unit is investigating the circumstances surrounding the death last night of a 19-year-old man in St. Catharines.

5 October, 2018

No Criminal Charges Warranted in Relation to Collision that Claimed the Lives of Two Young People

The Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Tony Loparco, has determined there are no reasonable grounds to lay criminal charges against any Waterloo Regional Police Service (WRPS) officer in relation to the October 2017 vehicle collision that claimed the lives of 15-year-old Nathan Wehrle and 16-year-old Taryn Hewitt. 

5 October, 2018

No Basis for Charges in Relation to Apprehension of Man at Brampton Residence

The Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Tony Loparco, has determined there are no reasonable grounds to lay criminal charges against a Peel Regional Police officer in relation to the apprehension of a 43-year-old man in May of 2007. The SIU was made aware of this incident by the man in September of 2017. 

5 October, 2018

SIU Determines No Charges to Issue in Relation to Arrest of Man in Whitby

On June 21, 2017, a 25-year-old man became involved in a motor vehicle collision with a transport truck in Whitby. Following the collision, the man fled the scene on foot, but was eventually located and arrested by police. He was later taken to hospital and diagnosed with a serious injury. The Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Tony Loparco, has determined there are no reasonable grounds to lay criminal charges against any Durham Regional Police Service officer in relation to this incident. 

4 October, 2018

SIU Investigating Serious Injury Sustained by Woman in Keswick

The province’s Special Investigations Unit is investigating the circumstances surrounding the serious injury sustained by a woman yesterday in Keswick.

4 October, 2018

SIU Investigating Death of Man in Guelph/Eramosa Township

The province’s Special Investigations Unit is investigating the circumstances surrounding the death yesterday of a 30-year-old man in Guelph/Eramosa.

1 October, 2018

SIU Investigating Death of Man in Barrie

The province’s Special Investigations Unit is investigating the circumstances surrounding the death of a 55-year-old man last week in Barrie.

1 October, 2018

SIU Lays Charge against Ontario Provincial Police Officer with Peterborough Detachment in Relation to Collision

The Director of the Special Investigations Unit (SIU), Tony Loparco, has reasonable grounds to believe that an Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) officer with the Peterborough detachment committed a criminal offence in relation to a collision that occurred in Otonabee-South Monaghan Township in February of 2018. As a result, Director Loparco has caused a charge to be laid against the officer.    

September

29 September, 2018

SIU Investigating After Fatal Fall from Apartment Balcony in Toronto

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

28 September, 2018

Ottawa Police Service Officer Charged

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

28 September, 2018

Criminal Charges not Warranted in Sault Ste. Marie Arrest

On May 10, 2017, Sault Ste. Marie Police Service (SSMPS) officers attended a residence to locate a man who had warrants outstanding for his arrest. There was an interaction between officers and the 28-year-old man, and he was subsequently arrested. The man was later taken to hospital where he was diagnosed with a jaw injury. The Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Tony Loparco, has determined there are no reasonable grounds to lay criminal charges against a SSMPS in relation to the serious injury sustained by the man. 

28 September, 2018

SIU Concludes Investigation into Man’s Arrest by Peel Regional Police Officers

The Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Tony Loparco, has determined there are no reasonable grounds to lay criminal charges against a Peel Regional Police (PRP) officer in relation to the serious injury sustained by a 49-year-old man during his arrest in January of 2013. The SIU was notified of the incident by PRP on June 14, 2017.

28 September, 2018

Woman’s Injuries in Picton Due in Part to Medical Condition; No Criminal Charges Warranted Against Police

On September 9, 2017, paramedics requested that the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) attend a call with them in regards to treating a 54-year-old woman’s low blood sugar levels and her reported strange behavior. When officers and paramedics arrived at the apartment, the woman became violent and refused to be treated. The officers managed to gain control of the woman by taking her to the floor. She was then treated by the paramedics and transported to hospital. The Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Tony Loparco, has determined there are no reasonable grounds to lay criminal charges against an OPP officer in relation to a serious injury sustained by the woman.

28 September, 2018

SIU Terminates Investigation into London Arrest

The Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Tony Loparco, has terminated an investigation into an interaction that occurred in May of 2018 between London Police Service officers and a 55-year-old man.  

28 September, 2018

SIU Terminates Mount Forest Investigation

The Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Tony Loparco, has terminated an investigation into an incident that occurred last month in Mount Forest. 

26 September, 2018

SIU Terminates London Death Investigation

The Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Tony Loparco, has terminated the investigation into the death last month of a 21-year-old man in London.

26 September, 2018

As Man's Injuries were Self-inflicted, SIU Terminates Toronto Investigation into Highway 401 Incident

The Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Tony Loparco, has terminated an investigation into an incident that occurred earlier this month in Toronto.

26 September, 2018

SIU Terminates Investigation into Collision Between Police Vehicle and Cyclist in Cornwall

The Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Tony Loparco, has terminated an investigation into a collision that occurred between an unmarked police SUV and a cyclist in Cornwall in July of 2018.

25 September, 2018

SIU Determines Pursuit and Apprehension of Man In London was Legally Justified

On April 25, 2017, police officers from the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Perth County detachment responded to a 911 call regarding a complaint of a possible impaired driver in Mitchell. Police stopped the vehicle, but it fled after ramming two police cruisers. The driver then became involved in a motor vehicle collision in Stratford but did not remain at the scene. Once the vehicle was located, police strategically followed it. When the vehicle was eventually stopped, the driver fled on foot and was pursued by officers who were able to apprehend him. The Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Tony Loparco, has determined there are no reasonable grounds to lay criminal charges against an OPP officer in relation to the arrest of the man. 

25 September, 2018

Despite Serious Injury, SIU Finds Arrest of High School Student in Windsor was Lawful

On June 6, 2017, Windsor Police Service (WPS) officers attended a high school to address the report of a disorderly student who refused to leave the property, despite being told to numerous times. There was a struggle between the 17-year-old student and the officers, and the student was arrested and then transported to hospital where he was diagnosed with a displaced nasal bone fracture. The Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Tony Loparco, has determined there are no reasonable grounds to lay criminal charges against any involved WPS officer in relation to the arrest of the student. 

25 September, 2018

Man’s Death in Chatham a Result of Him Shooting Self; SIU Determines No Charges to Issue

Shortly before midnight on July 25, 2017, a woman contacted the Chatham-Kent Police Service (CKPS) to notify them that her 52-year-old common-law partner was accessing firearms located in their home. Officers attended the residence and contained the surrounding area. Officers attempted to engage with the man but there was no response. When the officers finally decided to enter the home, they found the man, deceased. The immediate cause of death was determined to be a ‘gunshot wound to the head’. The Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Tony Loparco, has determined there are no reasonable grounds to lay criminal charges against any CKPS officer in relation to the man’s death. 

25 September, 2018

No Basis for Charges in Relation to Arrest of Man in Markham

On the evening of July 8, 2017, a 911 call was received by York Regional Police (YRP) requesting that they attend a residence in Markham in relation to a possible break-and enter. When officers arrived, three persons of interest exited a residence and then fled on foot into backyards and forested areas. The officers pursued the individuals by foot, and then apprehended them on railway tracks just west of the GO transit Centennial Station. The Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Tony Loparco, has determined there are no reasonable grounds to lay criminal charges against a YRP officer in relation to the arrest of a 22-year-old man who was diagnosed in hospital with a serious injury. 

25 September, 2018

SIU Concludes Sarnia Investigation with No Charges

The Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Tony Loparco, has determined there are no reasonable grounds to lay criminal charges against a Sarnia Police Service officer in relation to the serious injury sustained by a 48-year-old man during his arrest in August of 2017. 

22 September, 2018

SIU Investigating Shooting Death of Man in Burlington

The province’s Special Investigations Unit is investigating the circumstances surrounding the police-involved shooting of a 32-year-old man this morning in Burlington.

22 September, 2018

SIU Investigating Death of Man in Parry Sound

The province’s Special Investigations Unit is investigating the circumstances surrounding the death of a 61-year-old man today in Parry Sound.

22 September, 2018

SIU Investigating Death of Man at Tews Falls in Hamilton

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

21 September, 2018

SIU Terminates Investigation into Whitby Collision

The Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Tony Loparco, has terminated an investigation into a collision that occurred in July of 2018 in Whitby. 

21 September, 2018

SIU Terminates Investigation into Woman’s Death in Midland

The Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Tony Loparco, has terminated an investigation into the death of a 31-year-old woman last month in Midland.


21 September, 2018

No Criminal Charges in Relation to Arrest of Man in Bradford

On June 28, 2017, South Simcoe Police Service (SSPS) officers attended the Bradford residence of a 20-year-old man in order to arrest him. The man was transported to hospital for treatment of injuries. The Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Tony Loparco, has determined there are no reasonable grounds to lay criminal charges against any SSPS officer in relation to the arrest of the man. 

21 September, 2018

SIU Finds no Evidence that Peel Police Officers Used Excessive Force when Assisting to Restrain Man in Hospital

On August 21, 2017, Peel Regional Police (PRP) officers were dispatched to the Pearson International Airport to investigate a passenger who was behaving strangely. Due to his erratic behavior and him indicating that he had ingested LSD, the man was transported to an Etobicoke hospital by ambulance. While hospital staff and police officers made attempts to restrain the man in order to provide him with treatment, the man sustained a serious injury. The Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Tony Loparco, has determined there are no reasonable grounds to lay criminal charges against a PRP officer in relation to the injury. 

20 September, 2018

SIU Finds Criminal Charges not Warranted in Relation to Arrest of Man at Niagara Falls Motel

In the early morning hours of May 27, 2017, Niagara Regional Police Service (NRPS) officers attended a motel in Niagara Falls after the motel manager called requesting police assistance. The manager indicated that people in a room were possibly damaging property, and that one of the occupants may have a gun. Following an interaction with the occupants in this room, police officers arrested a 42-year-old man. The Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Tony Loparco, has determined there are no reasonable grounds to lay criminal charges against a NRPS officer in relation to injuries sustained by the man. 

20 September, 2018

No Charges to Issue in Relation to Man’s Death in Thunder Bay

The Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Tony Loparco, has determined there are no reasonable grounds to lay criminal charges against a Thunder Bay Police Service officer in relation to the July 2017 death of a 50-year-old man following his interaction with police. 

20 September, 2018

No Criminal Charges in Relation to Arrest of Man in Toronto

Shortly after midnight on August 1, 2017, Toronto Police Service (TPS) officers responded to the Courthouse at 361 University Avenue to investigate after a 50-year-old man became involved in altercations with other individuals. Upon arrival, officers arrested the man for assault and transported him to the police station. The Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Tony Loparco, has determined there are no reasonable grounds to lay criminal charges against a TPS officer in relation to the serious injury sustained by the man during his arrest. 

19 September, 2018

SIU Investigating Discharge of Firearm by Barrie Police Service Officer

The province’s Special Investigations Unit is investigating the circumstances surrounding a shooting that occurred on Monday in Barrie.

19 September, 2018

SIU Investigating Collision in Toronto

The province’s Special Investigations Unit is investigating the circumstances surrounding the injuries sustained by individuals today in Toronto.

18 September, 2018

SIU Investigating Death of Man in Toronto Who Fell from Highway 401

The province’s Special Investigations Unit is investigating the circumstances surrounding the death of a man today in Toronto.

18 September, 2018

No Criminal Charges Warranted in Relation to Yonge Street Arrest of Man in Toronto Armed with Knives

On May 8, 2017, an individual reported to 911 that a man was walking along Yonge Street in Toronto, openly brandishing two knives. Toronto Police Service officers located the man and used several tactics in an attempt to disarm him, from using verbal commands, to using their own physical strength, to discharging a less lethal shotgun at the man, and then to using an extendable baton in order to force the man to drop his weapons. After eventually subduing the man, he was transported to hospital and later diagnosed with fractured wrists. The Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Tony Loparco, has determined there are no reasonable grounds to lay criminal charges against any officer in relation to this incident.

18 September, 2018

SIU Finds Police Made No Physical Contact with Man Prior to his Fall in a St. Thomas Nursing Home; No Criminal Charges to Issue

On the night of June 22, 2017, Ontario Provincial Police officers with the Elgin County detachment attended a nursing home in St. Thomas to deal with an 86-year-old resident who had become aggressive with staff members and was threatening them. Shortly after the police officers arrived, the man swung an item at them and subsequently lost his balance and fell to the floor. The man was transported to hospital where he was diagnosed with a fractured hip. The Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Tony Loparco, has determined there are no reasonable grounds to lay criminal charges against any officer in relation to this incident.

18 September, 2018

No Charges Warranted Against Police in Relation to Man’s Removal from Toronto Condominium Building

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 an interaction that occurred in May of 2017 with a 54-year-old man.

17 September, 2018

SIU Investigating after Man’s Body Recovered from River in Lindsay

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

16 September, 2018

SIU Investigating Police-involved Shooting in Windsor

The province’s Special Investigations Unit is investigating the circumstances surrounding a police-involved shooting that occurred in Windsor today.

14 September, 2018

While Deployment of Distractionary Device at Milton Residence Caused Hearing Loss to Man, SIU Finds No Criminal Charges Warranted

During the early morning hours of January 12, 2017, Halton Regional Police Service (HRPS) officers attended a residence in Milton to execute a search warrant. When one officer deployed a distractionary device, the device detonated beside a 31-year-old man, causing him to have some hearing loss in his left ear. The Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Tony Loparco, has determined there are no reasonable grounds to lay criminal charges against an HRPS officer in relation to the serious injury sustained by the man.  

14 September, 2018

No Criminal Charges in Relation to Arrest of Man in Hamilton

The Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Tony Loparco, has determined there are no reasonable grounds to lay criminal charges against any Hamilton Police Service officer in relation to the serious injury reportedly sustained by a 30-year-old man during his arrest in February of 2016. The SIU was made aware of the incident in March of 2017.

14 September, 2018

No Criminal Charges Warranted in Relation to Dog Bite Injuries Sustained by Robbery Suspect who was Hiding in Windsor Home’s Attic

On June 11, 2017, Windsor Police Service (WPS) officers attended a residence in order to apprehend a 28-year-old man on a number of outstanding charges, including armed robbery. When the man would not come out of the house, the officers, along with a police dog, breached a door and went in. The dog eventually located the man who was hiding in the attic. The man was arrested and then transported to hospital for treatment of neck injuries. The Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Tony Loparco, has determined there are no reasonable grounds to lay criminal charges against a WPS officer in relation to the injuries sustained by the man.

14 September, 2018

While Actions of Stratford Police Service Officer were Deemed Unnecessary in Arrest of Man, SIU Determines No Reasonable Grounds to Lay Charges

On July 3, 2017, police officers with the Stratford Police Service attended a residence to check on the well-being of a 52-year-old man who had made comments about taking his own life. The man was subsequently apprehended pursuant to the Mental Health Act. During that apprehension, the man fell to the ground, struck his head and briefly lost consciousness. He was diagnosed with a mild concussion. While critical of the actions of one of the responding officers, the Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Tony Loparco, has determined there are no reasonable grounds to lay criminal charges in relation to this incident.

14 September, 2018

No Criminal Charges to Issue in Relation to Arrest of Man in Lobby of Mississauga Condominium

In the evening hours of August 6, 2017, a Peel Regional Police (PRP) officer attended a condominium building in Mississauga after the concierge reported that an unwanted individual was in the lobby, and would not leave. During the arrest of the 29-year-old man, he sustained serious injuries. The Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Tony Loparco, has determined there are no reasonable grounds to lay criminal charges against a PRP officer in relation to the arrest.

13 September, 2018

SIU Investigating Death of Man in Sudbury

The province’s Special Investigations Unit is investigating the circumstances surrounding the death today of a 63-year-old man in Sudbury.

12 September, 2018

SIU Terminates Investigation into Man’s Fatal Fall from Hospital Parking Garage in Hamilton

The Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Tony Loparco, has terminated the investigation into the July 2018 death of a 65-year-old man in Hamilton.

12 September, 2018

SIU Terminates Mississauga Investigation as No Serious Injury Sustained

The Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Tony Loparco, has terminated an investigation into an incident that occurred last month in Mississauga.

11 September, 2018

SIU Investigating Motorcyclist’s Death on Highway 407 in Richmond Hill

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

10 September, 2018

SIU Investigating Death of Man in Parry Sound

The province’s Special Investigations Unit is investigating the circumstances surrounding the death last week of a 22-year-old man in Parry Sound.

7 September, 2018

SIU Terminates Guelph Death Investigation

The Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Tony Loparco, has terminated the investigation into the July 2018 death of a 28-year-old man in Guelph.

7 September, 2018

SIU Investigation Determines Police Did Nothing to Cause or Contribute to Man’s Death; Bolton Investigation Terminated

The Acting Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Joseph Martino, has terminated an investigation into the death of a 43-year-old man in July of 2018.

7 September, 2018

SIU Terminates Norfolk County Collision Investigation

The Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Tony Loparco, has terminated an investigation into the serious injuries sustained by a 28-year-old man last month in Norfolk County when he was involved in a motor vehicle collision.

7 September, 2018

SIU Investigating Shooting in Wingham

The province’s Special Investigations Unit is investigating the circumstances surrounding a shooting that occurred in Wingham today.

6 September, 2018

SIU Investigating Death of Man in Nipissing District

The province’s Special Investigations Unit is investigating the circumstances surrounding the death this past weekend of a 28-year-old man in Nipissing District.

2 September, 2018

SIU Investigating After Man in London Sustains Serious Injury

The province’s Special Investigations Unit is investigating the circumstances surrounding the serious injury sustained today by a 20-year-old man in London.

2 September, 2018

SIU Investigating Death of Man in Dalrymple

The province’s Special Investigations Unit is investigating the circumstances surrounding the death today of a 35-year-old man in Dalrymple, a community in Kawartha Lakes.

August

31 August, 2018

Man’s Refusal to Cooperate Leads SIU to Terminate Ottawa Investigation

The Acting Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Joseph Martino, has terminated an investigation into an interaction that occurred in June of 2018 between a 24-year-old man and Ottawa Police Service officers.

31 August, 2018

Man’s Injury Sustained when He Jumped off Roof; SIU Terminates Ottawa Investigation

The Acting Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Joseph Martino, has terminated an investigation into the falling injury sustained by a 34-year-old man last month in Ottawa.

31 August, 2018

Due in Part to Man’s Refusal to Cooperate, SIU Terminates Hamilton Investigation

The Acting Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Joseph Martino, has terminated an investigation into an interaction that occurred in July of 2018 in Hamilton.

31 August, 2018

SIU Terminates Brampton Investigation as Man’s Injury Occurred When he Attempted to Take Flight from Police

The Acting Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Joseph Martino, has terminated an investigation into an interaction that occurred last month between a 27-year-old man and Peel Regional Police Service officers.

29 August, 2018

No Criminal Charges Warranted in Relation to Arrest of Man in Chatham-Kent

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

29 August, 2018

SIU Terminates Investigation into Death of Woman in Zorra Township

The Acting Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Joseph Martino, has terminated an investigation into the death last month of a 39-year-old woman in Zorra, a township in Oxford County.

29 August, 2018

No Basis for Charges in Relation to Apprehension of Woman in Ottawa

The Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Tony Loparco, has determined there are no reasonable grounds to lay criminal charges against an Ottawa Police Service officer in relation to the apprehension of a 54-year-old woman in May of 2017.

29 August, 2018

No Charges Issues against Police in Relation to Arrest of Man in Brampton

The Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Tony Loparco, has determined there are no reasonable grounds to lay criminal charges against a Peel Regional Police Service officer in relation to serious injury reportedly sustained by a 30-year-old man during his arrest in May of 2017

29 August, 2018

Injury to Youth was Sustained when Police Executed a Search Warrant; SIU Determines No Criminal Charges Warranted

The Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Tony Loparco, has determined there are no reasonable grounds to lay criminal charges against a Toronto Police Service officer in relation to the serious injury sustained by a 13-year-old male during his arrest in June of 2017.

28 August, 2018

SIU Terminates Guelph Death Investigation

The Acting Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Joseph Martino, has terminated the investigation into the death last month of a 49-year-old man in Guelph.

28 August, 2018

Man’s Injury Caused When he Jumped to the Ground from a Third Floor Balcony; SIU Terminates Toronto Investigation

The Acting Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Joseph Martino, has terminated an investigation into the serious injury sustained by a 22-year-old man last month in Toronto.

28 August, 2018

SIU Terminates Whitby Investigation as No Serious Injury Sustained

The Acting Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Joseph Martino, has terminated an investigation into an incident that occurred earlier this month at the Durham Regional Police Service (DRPS) Whitby station.

27 August, 2018

SIU Investigating Death of Man in Sturgeon Falls

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

27 August, 2018

SIU Terminates Port Hope Death Investigation

The Acting Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Joseph Martino, has terminated the investigation into the June 2018 death of a 48-year-old man in Port Hope.

24 August, 2018

SIU Confirms Investigation Related to Man’s Death in Hamilton

The province’s Special Investigations Unit continues to investigate the circumstances surrounding the death of 19-year-old Yosif Al-Hasnawi in Hamilton in December of 2017.

24 August, 2018

No Basis for Charges in Relation to London Arrest

The Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Tony Loparco, has determined there are no reasonable grounds to lay criminal charges against any London Police Service officer in relation to the serious injury sustained by a 56-year-old man during his arrest in January of 2017.

24 August, 2018

No Criminal Charges Warranted in Relation to Injury Sustained by Man in Kitchener Wanted on Canada-wide Arrest Warrant

As a result of information received from the Winnipeg Police Service, the Waterloo Regional Police Service (WRPS) became aware that there was a Canada-wide arrest warrant outstanding for a 31-year-old man for murder and other serious offences. On Friday, June 16, 2017, WRPS officers located the man and arrested him. The Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Tony Loparco, has determined there are no reasonable grounds to lay criminal charges against an officer in relation to the serious injury sustained by the man.

24 August, 2018

No Criminal Charges in Relation to Arrest of Man under Mental Health Act by West Grey Police Service Officers

On June 10, 2017, a 47-year-old man was arrested under the Mental Health Act by West Grey Police Service (WGPS) officers and taken to hospital. Two days later, the man escaped from the premises and police were notified. The man was located and returned to hospital. The Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Tony Loparco, has determined there are no reasonable grounds to lay criminal charges against a WGPS officer in relation to the arrest of the man.

23 August, 2018

SIU Initiates Investigation in London

The province’s Special Investigations Unit is investigating the circumstances surrounding the hospitalization yesterday of a 21-year-old man in London.

21 August, 2018

SIU Appealing for Witnesses to Oshawa Interaction

The province’s Special Investigations Unit is investigating the circumstances surrounding a serious injury sustained earlier this month by a 53-year-old man in Oshawa.

21 August, 2018

SIU Investigating Woman’s Death in Midland

The province’s Special Investigations Unit is investigating the circumstances surrounding the death of a 31-year-old woman yesterday in Midland.

16 August, 2018

SIU Terminates Investigation into Falling Death of Woman in London

The Acting Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Joseph Martino, has terminated an investigation into the falling death of a 24-year-old woman from a sixth-floor apartment balcony last month in London.


14 August, 2018

SIU Terminates Investigation in Niagara

The Acting Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Joseph Martino, has terminated an investigation into an injury reportedly sustained by a 46-year-old man in Niagara.  The incident was alleged to have taken place in April of 2016 and the SIU was made aware of it in April of this year.

14 August, 2018

SIU Terminates Investigation in Bracebridge as Injuries Sustained Prior to Contact with Police

The Acting Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Joseph Martino, has terminated an investigation into the serious injury sustained by a 43-year-old man in Bracebridge in May of this year.  

10 August, 2018

No Excessive Force Used on Man Resisting Arrest in Espanola; Criminal Charges not Warranted

The Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Tony Loparco, has determined there are no reasonable grounds to lay criminal charges against an Espanola Police Service officer in relation to the serious injury sustained by a 45-year-old man during his arrest in September of 2017. 

10 August, 2018

Man in Windsor Fatally Shot Self; No Criminal Charges Warranted Against Police

The Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Tony Loparco, has determined there are no reasonable grounds to lay criminal charges against any police officer in relation to the death of a 34-year-old man in September of 2017.  Officers with the Windsor Police Service were assisting Amherstburg Police Service on an investigation involving the man. 

10 August, 2018

SIU Terminates Investigation into Man’s Arrest in Windsor; No Serious Injury

The Acting Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Joseph Martino, has terminated an investigation into the arrest of a 19-year-old man last month. 

10 August, 2018

SIU Terminates Investigation in North Bay; No Serious Injury Sustained

The Acting Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Joseph Martino, has terminated an investigation into an incident that occurred last month in North Bay.

9 August, 2018

SIU Terminates Toronto Investigation; Man Jumped from Second Floor Fire Escape

The Acting Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Joseph Martino, has terminated an investigation into the serious injury sustained by a 40-year-old man last month in Toronto. 

8 August, 2018

SIU Terminates Investigation into Man’s Arrest in Brantford; No Serious Injury

The Acting Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Joseph Martino, has terminated an investigation into the arrest of a 25-year-old man in June 2018. 

7 August, 2018

No Serious Injury Sustained by Young Woman; SIU Terminates Brampton Investigation

The Acting Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Joseph Martino, has terminated an investigation into an interaction that occurred in March of this year between a 16-year-old female and the Peel Regional Police (PRP) officers. 

7 August, 2018

SIU Terminates Fort Frances Investigation; Man’s Injury Self-inflicted and Not Serious

The Acting Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Joseph Martino, has terminated an investigation into an incident involving a 28-year-old man and officers with the Ontario Provincial Police Rainy River detachment. 

7 August, 2018

SIU Appealing for Witnesses to Serious Injuries Suffered by Man in Newmarket

Ontario’s Special Investigations Unit is appealing for witnesses to the serious injuries sustained by a 55-year-old man in Newmarket. 

3 August, 2018

SIU Appealing for Witnesses to Serious Injuries Suffered by Man in Toronto

Ontario’s Special Investigations Unit is appealing for witnesses to the serious injuries sustained by a 55-year-old man in Toronto earlier this week. 

July

29 July, 2018

SIU Appealing for Witnesses to Collision Between Bicycle and Police Vehicle in Cornwall

The province’s Special Investigations Unit is appealing for witnesses to a collision that occurred on Friday between a 33-year-old cyclist and a police vehicle. As a result of the collision, the man sustained a serious injury.

29 July, 2018

SIU Investigating Death of Woman in Zorra Township

The province’s Special Investigations Unit is investigating the circumstances surrounding the death of a 39-year-old woman in Zorra, a township in Oxford County.

27 July, 2018

SIU Terminates Toronto Investigation

The Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Tony Loparco, has terminated an investigation into the serious injury sustained earlier this month in Toronto by a 35-year-old man.

27 July, 2018

As No Police Officer Caused Man’s Injury, SIU Terminates Kingston Investigation

The Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Tony Loparco, has terminated an investigation into the serious injury sustained by an 18-year-old man last month in Kingston.

27 July, 2018

SIU Terminates Marathon Investigation as No Serious Injury Sustained

The Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Tony Loparco, has terminated an investigation into an interaction that occurred in January of 2017 between a 40-year-old man and officers with the Ontario Provincial Police Marathon detachment.  The SIU was made aware of this incident in September of 2017.

25 July, 2018

Update: SIU Bradford Investigation

The province’s Special Investigations Unit is continuing to investigate the circumstances surrounding the serious injuries sustained by four individuals yesterday who were involved in a collision in Bradford.

24 July, 2018

SIU Appealing for Witnesses to Collision in Bradford

The province’s Special Investigations Unit is investigating the circumstances surrounding the serious injuries sustained by several individuals who were involved in a collision today in Bradford.

23 July, 2018

SIU Investigating Man’s Death in Toronto

The province’s Special Investigations Unit is investigating the circumstances surrounding the death of a 29-year-old man last night in Toronto.

23 July, 2018

Update: SIU Releases Name of Deceased Man Involved in Danforth Interaction

Yesterday, the SIU commenced an investigation into the circumstances surrounding the death of a 29-year-old man in Toronto. A short time ago, after speaking with a member of the deceased’s immediate family and a family representative, the SIU was able to confirm the man’s identity.  

23 July, 2018

SIU Investigating Death of Man in Bolton

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

21 July, 2018

SIU Investigating Man’s Death in Guelph

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

20 July, 2018

SIU Investigating Falling Death of Man in Hamilton

The province’s Special Investigations Unit is investigating the circumstances surrounding the death of a 65-year-old man last night in Hamilton.

20 July, 2018

SIU Releases 2017 Annual Report

Today, the province’s Special Investigations Unit released its 2017 Annual Report, which provides an overview of the SIU’s key initiatives, investigation statistics, and significant cases handled by the Unit over the past year. 

18 July, 2018

SIU Appealing for Witnesses to Interaction in Huntsville

The province’s Special Investigations Unit is investigating the circumstances surrounding an interaction earlier this week between a 69-year-old man and an Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) officer with the Huntsville detachment.

17 July, 2018

Officer in Sioux Lookout Acted to Ensure Safety of Man in Cell; No Criminal Charges Warranted

The Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Tony Loparco, has determined there are no reasonable grounds to lay criminal charges against an Ontario Provincial Police officer with the Sioux Lookout detachment in relation to the serious injury sustained in June of 2017 by an 18-year-old man who was lodged in a cell.

17 July, 2018

Burns to Man in Chatham-Kent a Result of Him Setting Self on Fire; No Criminal Charges to Issue against any Police Officer

In the late evening hours of June 30, 2017, Chatham-Kent Police Service officers attended a residence to do a well-being check on a 43-year-old man. Officers located the man in the backyard, and attempted to engage with him. During the encounter, the man doused himself in gasoline and set himself on fire. The Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Tony Loparco, has determined there are no reasonable grounds to lay criminal charges against any of the officers in relation to the third degree burns sustained by the man.

16 July, 2018

Reporting on Status of SIU Investigations

Due to complexity or circumstances, SIU investigations take time to complete. In an effort to keep the public up-to-date on the progress of SIU investigations, the Unit has begun to proactively provide updates on each investigation via the Unit’s website.

16 July, 2018

SIU Investigating Death of Woman in London

The province’s Special Investigations Unit is investigating the circumstances surrounding the death of a 24-year-old woman yesterday in London.

13 July, 2018

SIU Terminates Investigation into Arrest of Man in Brampton

The Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Tony Loparco, has terminated an investigation into an incident that occurred last month in Brampton.

13 July, 2018

ATV Riders did Not Sustain Serious Injury in Burlington Collision; SIU Terminates Investigation

The Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Tony Loparco, has terminated an investigation into a collision that occurred last month in Burlington between an All-Terrain Vehicle (ATV) and an Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) cruiser.

6 July, 2018

SIU Investigating Man’s Death in Guelph

The province’s Special Investigations Unit is investigating the circumstances surrounding the death of a 28-year-old man last night in Guelph.

6 July, 2018

SIU Appealing for Witnesses to Serious Injury in Ottawa

Ontario’s Special Investigations Unit is appealing for witnesses to a serious injury sustained by a 32-year-old man last month in Ottawa. 

5 July, 2018

SIU Terminates Investigation in St. Thomas

The Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Tony Loparco, has terminated an investigation into the injury sustained by a 26-year-old man in St. Thomas in May of 2018.

5 July, 2018

SIU Terminates Investigation in Brantford after Determining Injury not Serious

The Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Tony Loparco, has terminated an investigation into a 2012 interaction that occurred between a 37-year-old man and officers with the Brantford Police Service (BPS). The BPS was made aware of the complaint by the Office of the Independent Police Review Director on May 25, 2018 and in turn they notified the SIU of the incident on the same date. 

5 July, 2018

SIU Appealing for Witnesses to Motorcycle Collision at Rathburn Road and The East Mall

Ontario’s Special Investigations Unit is appealing for witnesses to a motorcycle collision that occurred earlier this week in which a 27-year-old man was seriously injured. 

5 July, 2018

Man Jumped from Roof; SIU Terminates Investigation in London

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

4 July, 2018

SIU Investigating After Vehicle Crashes Into Tree in Oshawa

The province’s Special Investigations Unit is investigating the circumstances surrounding the serious injury sustained early this morning by a 26-year-old man who was involved in a collision in Oshawa.

2 July, 2018

SIU Investigating After Vehicle Crashes Into Fence in Oshawa

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

June

28 June, 2018

SIU Terminates Investigation into Death of Man in Courtland

The Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Tony Loparco, has terminated an investigation into the death of a 28-year-old man earlier this year in Courtland.

28 June, 2018

Man’s Injury a Result of Him Jumping off Balcony; SIU Terminates Toronto Investigation

The Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Tony Loparco, has terminated an investigation into the serious injury sustained by a 49-year-old man earlier this month in Toronto.

28 June, 2018

Injury Sustained by Prisoner Caused During Fight with Another Prisoner; SIU Terminates London Investigation

The Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Tony Loparco, has terminated an investigation into the serious injury sustained earlier this month in London by a 33-year-old man.

27 June, 2018

While Deployment of Police Service Dog Resulted in Injuries to Man in Windsor, No Criminal Charges Warranted

On February 5, 2017, Windsor Police Service officers attended a residence after being notified that a man was seen going into the residence by climbing through a window. When officers entered the residence and called out to the man, he did not respond. A police service dog was deployed and the man was arrested. The Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Tony Loparco, has determined there are no reasonable grounds to lay criminal charges against any officer in relation to the dog bite injury sustained by the 45-year-old man. 

27 June, 2018

No Basis to Lay Charges; No Evidence Man in Toronto Sustained Injury at Hands of Police

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

27 June, 2018

SIU Director Finds Criminal Charges not Warranted in Relation to Crash in Markstay-Warren

The Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Tony Loparco, has determined there are no reasonable grounds to lay criminal charges against an Ontario Provincial Police officer with the Sudbury detachment in relation to the serious injuries sustained by a 55-year-old man in May of 2017 when his vehicle crashed into a ditch. Prior to this, police officers conducting a RIDE program had stopped the vehicle, but the vehicle then drove away.

27 June, 2018

No Criminal Charges Warranted in Relation to Injury Sustained by Man in London During Execution of Search Warrant

The Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Tony Loparco, has determined there are no reasonable grounds to lay criminal charges against a London Police Service officer in relation to the serious injury sustained by an 82-year-old man in June of 2017 during the execution of a search warrant.

25 June, 2018

SIU Investigating after ATV Involved in Collision with Cruiser in Burlington

The province’s Special Investigations Unit is investigating the circumstances surrounding the serious injury sustained by a 35-year-old man today in Hamilton.

22 June, 2018

Man’s Serious Injury Due to Collision, and not Interaction with Police; SIU Terminates Mississauga Investigation

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

22 June, 2018

Man’s Injury Caused When he Punched Cell Wall; SIU Terminates Investigation Involving Elgin County OPP Detachment

The Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Tony Loparco, has terminated an investigation into the serious injury sustained in May of 2018 by a 20-year-old man in Elgin County.

22 June, 2018

SIU Terminates Welland Death Investigation

The Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Tony Loparco, has terminated an investigation into the death earlier this month of a 21-year-old woman in Welland.

22 June, 2018

SIU Investigating Death of Man in Barrie

The province’s Special Investigations Unit is investigating the circumstances surrounding the death today of a 32-year-old man in Barrie.

21 June, 2018

No Criminal Charges Warranted in Relation to Arrest of Man in Toronto for Drug Trafficking

The Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Tony Loparco, has determined there are no reasonable grounds to lay criminal charges against any Toronto Police Service officer in relation to the serious injury sustained by a 45-year-old man in September of 2016 during his arrest for drug trafficking.

21 June, 2018

ATV Involved in Hanover Collision was being Pursued; SIU Determines No Reasonable Grounds to Charge Officer

The Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Tony Loparco, has determined there are no reasonable grounds to lay criminal charges against a Hanover Police Service officer in relation to the serious injuries sustained by a 27-year-old ATV driver during a police pursuit in April of 2017. 

21 June, 2018

No Criminal Charges Warranted in Relation to Arrest of Man who had Robbed Pharmacy in London

The Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Tony Loparco, has determined there are no reasonable grounds to lay criminal charges against any London Police Service officer in relation to the serious injuries sustained by a 36-year-old man during a motor vehicle collision and subsequent arrest in May of 2017. 

21 June, 2018

No Criminal Charges to Issue in St. Catharines Investigation

The Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Tony Loparco, has determined there are no reasonable grounds to lay criminal charges against a Niagara Regional Police Service officer in relation to the serious injury sustained by a 36-year-old man during his arrest in August of 2017.

19 June, 2018

No Criminal Charges Warranted in Relation to Arrest of Woman who Broke into Toronto Home

On February 21, 2017, a home owner in Toronto was electronically notified that someone was inside his residence. As he was not home, he then relayed this information to police. Soon after entering the home, a 26-year-old woman was arrested. The Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Tony Loparco, has determined there are no reasonable grounds to lay criminal charges against any Toronto Police Service officer in relation to the serious injury sustained by the woman. 

19 June, 2018

No Criminal Charges Warranted in Relation to Arrest of Man in Sioux Lookout

The Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Tony Loparco, has determined there are no reasonable grounds to lay criminal charges against an Ontario Provincial Police officer with the Sioux Lookout detachment in relation to an interaction that occurred with a 45-year-old man in October of 2016. 

19 June, 2018

Woman in Cobourg Fatally Shot Self; No Criminal Charges Warranted Against Police

The Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Tony Loparco, has determined there are no reasonable grounds to lay criminal charges against a Cobourg Police Service officer in relation to the death of a 24-year-old woman in May of 2017.

19 June, 2018

SIU Director Finds Force Used by Officer on Resisting Man was Reasonably Necessary

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

18 June, 2018

SIU Investigating Man’s Death in Port Hope

The province’s Special Investigations Unit is investigating the circumstances surrounding the death of a 48-year-old man in Port Hope.

18 June, 2018

Man’s Injury Predated Contact with Police; SIU Terminates Espanola Investigation

The Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Tony Loparco, has terminated an investigation into an interaction that occurred in January of 2018 between a 36-year-old man and Espanola Police Service (EPS) officers. The SIU was made aware of this incident on March 26, 2018.

18 June, 2018

SIU Terminates Cornwall Investigation

The Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Tony Loparco, has terminated an investigation into an interaction that occurred last month between an 18-year-old man and officers with the Cornwall Community Police Service (CCPS).

18 June, 2018

SIU Terminates Mississauga Investigation as No Officer Caused Man’s Injury

The Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Tony Loparco, has terminated an investigation into the serious injury sustained last month in Mississauga by a 23-year-old man. 

18 June, 2018

SIU Investigating Death of Man in Port Stanley

The province’s Special Investigations Unit is investigating the circumstances surrounding the death of a 28-year-old man earlier this month in Port Stanley. The SIU was notified on June 15, 2018.

15 June, 2018

Injury in Orleans Due to Man Stabbing Self ; SIU Terminates Investigation

The Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Tony Loparco, has terminated an investigation into the serious injury sustained by a 43-year-old man in April of 2018.

15 June, 2018

SIU Terminates Investigation in London as Injuries Sustained Prior to Contact with Police

The Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Tony Loparco, has terminated an investigation into the serious injuries sustained by a 28-year-old man in London in March of 2018.  

15 June, 2018

SIU Terminates East York Investigation

The Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Tony Loparco, has terminated an investigation into an interaction that occurred last month between Toronto Police Service (TPS) officers and a 31-year-old man.

12 June, 2018

SIU Investigating After Woman in Almonte Sustains Gunshot Wound

The province’s Special Investigations Unit is investigating the circumstances surrounding the serious injury sustained today by a 64-year-old woman in Almonte.

7 June, 2018

SIU Investigating Shooting Death of Man in Scarborough

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

6 June, 2018

Apprehension of Man Hiding in Attic Justified; SIU Finds Charges not Warranted against Peel Regional Police Officer

The Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Tony Loparco, has determined there are no reasonable grounds to lay criminal charges against a Peel Regional Police Service officer in relation to the serious injury sustained by a 48-year-old man during his arrest in July of 2016 in Brampton. The man was arrested for assaulting his ex-spouse and for unlawfully entering her home.

6 June, 2018

Criminal charges not Warranted in Relation to Hamilton Parking Lot Incident

The Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Tony Loparco, has determined there are no reasonable grounds to lay criminal charges against a Hamilton Police Service officer in relation to a March 2017 interaction that occurred in a parking lot between officers and a 31-year-old man who was armed with a knife. During that interaction, several officers deployed their conducted energy weapons at the man.   

6 June, 2018

SIU Director Determines Toronto Police Service Officer not to Blame for Collision between Motorcycle and Two Other Vehicles

The Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Tony Loparco, has determined there are no reasonable grounds to lay criminal charges against a Toronto Police Service officer in relation to the serious injury sustained by a 45-year-old man in October of 2017 when his motorcycle collided with two other vehicles. Prior to the collision, a police officer had attempted to get the motorcyclist’s attention in relation to his driving behaviour.

5 June, 2018

No Grounds to Lay Criminal Charges in Relation to Shooting Death of Man in London

The Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Tony Loparco, has determined there are no reasonable grounds to lay criminal charges against any London Police Service officer in relation to the shooting death of 35-year-old Samuel Maloney in December of 2016 during the execution of a search warrant in his home.

5 June, 2018

Criminal Charges not Warranted in Relation to Multi-Vehicle Collision in Brampton

During the evening hours of May 17, 2017, a 17-year-old male was driving his Volkswagen Jetta on Main Street North in Brampton. In an attempt to avoid a collision with a vehicle that had cut him off, the Jetta became involved in a collision with a Toyota 4Runner being operated by a 17-year-old female. The Jetta then struck a police cruiser. The drivers of both the Jetta and 4Runner sustained serious injuries. The Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Tony Loparco, has determined there are no reasonable grounds to lay criminal charges against the officer in relation to this incident.

5 June, 2018

SIU Finds Charges not Warranted against OPP Officers in Relation to Arrest in Sioux Lookout

The Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Tony Loparco, has determined there are no reasonable grounds to lay criminal charges against any Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) officer with the Sioux Lookout detachment in relation to an interaction with a 45-year-old woman in a wooded area in April of 2017. OPP officers attended that particular area after a call was received requesting police assistance with a number of intoxicated persons.

5 June, 2018

SIU Determines Minimal Amount of Force Was used by Officers to Apprehend Man in Toronto; No Basis for Charges

The Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Tony Loparco, has determined there are no reasonable grounds to lay criminal charges against any Toronto Police Service officer attempting to apprehend a 25-year-old man who had outstanding arrest warrants. The man was later taken to hospital for treatment of serious injuries.

5 June, 2018

SIU Investigating after Woman Struck by Vehicle in Kitchener

The province’s Special Investigations Unit is investigating the circumstances surrounding the serious injuries sustained earlier today by a 21-year-old woman in Kitchener.

1 June, 2018

SIU Investigating Death of Woman in Welland

The province’s Special Investigations Unit is investigating the circumstances surrounding the death of a 21-year-old woman this morning in Welland.

1 June, 2018

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

The Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Tony Loparco, has determined there are no reasonable grounds to lay criminal charges against an Ottawa Police Service officer in relation to the shooting death of a 31-year-old man in June of 2017. Prior to being fatally shot by a police officer in a parking garage, the man had shot two individuals, one who succumbed to his injuries in hospital.

1 June, 2018

SIU Terminates Investigation into Death of Man in St. Catharines

The Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Tony Loparco, has terminated an investigation into the death of a 27-year-old man in St. Catharines in January of 2018.

1 June, 2018

SIU Terminates London Investigation after Man Declines to Participate

The Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Tony Loparco, has terminated an investigation into an interaction that occurred last month between London Police Service (LPS) officers and a 26-year-old man.

May

31 May, 2018

SIU Lays Charges against Durham Regional Police Service Officer in Relation to Toronto Shooting

The Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Tony Loparco, has caused charges to be laid against a Durham Regional Police Service (DRPS) officer in relation to an incident that occurred in Toronto in September of 2017.

30 May, 2018

SIU Terminates Stoney Creek Investigation as No Serious Injury Sustained

The Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Tony Loparco, has terminated an investigation into an interaction that occurred last month between Hamilton Police Service officers and a 35-year-old man.

30 May, 2018

Man’s Injury Occurred Prior to Contact with Police; SIU Terminates Kitchener Investigation

The Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Tony Loparco, has terminated an investigation into an April 2018 interaction that occurred in Kitchener.

29 May, 2018

SIU Terminates Port Hope Investigation

The Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Tony Loparco, has terminated an investigation into an interaction that occurred last month in Port Hope between police officers and a  17-year-old male.

29 May, 2018

SIU Terminates Kenora Investigation

The Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Tony Loparco, has terminated an investigation into an interaction earlier this month at a jail in Kenora.

28 May, 2018

SIU Terminates Investigation into Man’s Fall into River from Bridge in Midhurst

The Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Tony Loparco, has terminated an investigation into an injury suffered by a 74-year-old man in Midhurst in March of 2018.

28 May, 2018

Man in London Did not Sustain Serious Injury; SIU Terminates Investigation

The Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Tony Loparco, has terminated an investigation into an interaction that occurred between a 32-year-old man and London Police Service officers in March of 2018.

28 May, 2018

SIU Investigating Falling Death of Man in Toronto

The province’s Special Investigations Unit is investigating the circumstances surrounding the falling death of a 32-year-old man yesterday in Toronto.

23 May, 2018

No Criminal Charges Warranted in Relation to Arrest of Man in Oshawa by TPS Organized Crime Unit Officers

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

23 May, 2018

SIU Determines No Basis for Charges against Officers for Arrest of Man in Gowanstown

The Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Tony Loparco, has determined there are no reasonable grounds to lay criminal charges against any Ontario Provincial Police officer  in relation to the serious injury sustained by a 62-year-old man when he was arrested at a residence in Gowanstown in July of 2017.

21 May, 2018

SIU Investigating Death of Woman in Toronto

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

19 May, 2018

SIU Investigating Shooting of Man in Fort Erie

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

19 May, 2018

SIU Investigating after Man Injured in Brantford

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

18 May, 2018

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

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

18 May, 2018

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

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

18 May, 2018

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

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

18 May, 2018

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

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

18 May, 2018

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

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

18 May, 2018

SIU Terminates Brampton Death Investigation

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

17 May, 2018

SIU Terminates Investigation in Sudbury after Determining Injuries not Serious

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

17 May, 2018

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

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

17 May, 2018

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

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

16 May, 2018

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

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

16 May, 2018

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

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

16 May, 2018

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

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

11 May, 2018

SIU Investigating Collision in Etobicoke

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

10 May, 2018

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

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

9 May, 2018

SIU Terminates Investigation into Death of Man in Thunder Bay

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

7 May, 2018

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

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

7 May, 2018

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

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

7 May, 2018

Man in Kitchener Took Own Life; No Criminal Charges Warranted

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

4 May, 2018

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

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

4 May, 2018

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

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

3 May, 2018

SIU Terminates Brampton Dog Bite Investigation

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

3 May, 2018

SIU Terminates Investigation into Incident at Guelph Courthouse

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

3 May, 2018

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

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

3 May, 2018

SIU Terminates Investigation in Toronto

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

3 May, 2018

SIU Terminates Death Investigation in Oro-Medonte Township

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

2 May, 2018

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

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

2 May, 2018

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

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

2 May, 2018

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

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

2 May, 2018

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

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

April

29 April, 2018

SIU Investigating Man’s Death in Brampton

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

27 April, 2018

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

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

27 April, 2018

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

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

27 April, 2018

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

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

25 April, 2018

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

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

25 April, 2018

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

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

23 April, 2018

SIU Investigating Death of Man in Innerkip

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

23 April, 2018

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

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

17 April, 2018

SIU Terminates Investigation into Interaction between Police and Man in London

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

17 April, 2018

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

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

17 April, 2018

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

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

17 April, 2018

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

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

17 April, 2018

SIU Terminates Investigation into Injuries Sustained by Man in Huron County

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

17 April, 2018

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

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

16 April, 2018

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

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

16 April, 2018

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

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

16 April, 2018

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

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

15 April, 2018

SIU Investigating Death of Man in Perth East

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

13 April, 2018

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

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

12 April, 2018

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

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

11 April, 2018

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

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

11 April, 2018

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

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

11 April, 2018

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

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

11 April, 2018

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

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

11 April, 2018

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

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

7 April, 2018

SIU Investigating Death of Man in Oro-Medonte Township

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

6 April, 2018

SIU Investigating Man’s Death in Mississauga

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

6 April, 2018

Waterloo Regional Police Service Officer Charged

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

4 April, 2018

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

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

3 April, 2018

SIU Investigating Shooting Death of Man in Hamilton

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

1 April, 2018

SIU Investigating Death of Man in Thunder Bay

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

1 April, 2018

SIU Investigating Shooting of Man in Sudbury

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

March

31 March, 2018

SIU Called to Investigate Police-involved Shooting in Kitchener

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

29 March, 2018

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

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

29 March, 2018

SIU Terminates Leamington Investigation

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

29 March, 2018

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

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

29 March, 2018

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

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

28 March, 2018

No Criminal Charges Warranted in Relation to Toronto Collision

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

28 March, 2018

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

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

26 March, 2018

Inspector with Peel Regional Police Charged with Sexual Assault

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

26 March, 2018

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

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

23 March, 2018

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

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

23 March, 2018

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

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

23 March, 2018

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

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

23 March, 2018

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

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

22 March, 2018

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

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

21 March, 2018

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

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

21 March, 2018

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

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

21 March, 2018

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

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

21 March, 2018

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

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

21 March, 2018

SIU Investigating Fatal Police-involved Shooting in Windsor

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

20 March, 2018

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

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

19 March, 2018

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

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

19 March, 2018

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

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

19 March, 2018

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

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

16 March, 2018

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

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

15 March, 2018

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

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

15 March, 2018

SIU Investigating Death of Woman in Kapuskasing

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

14 March, 2018

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

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

14 March, 2018

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

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

14 March, 2018

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

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

14 March, 2018

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

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

12 March, 2018

SIU Investigating Man’s Death in Brampton

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

9 March, 2018

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

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

9 March, 2018

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

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

9 March, 2018

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

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

8 March, 2018

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

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

8 March, 2018

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

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

8 March, 2018

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

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

8 March, 2018

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

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

7 March, 2018

Update: Woman Identified in Napanee Vehicle Fatality

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

7 March, 2018

SIU Lays Charges against Two Durham Regional Police Service Officers

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

7 March, 2018

Waterloo Regional Police Service Officer Charged with Sexual Assault

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

6 March, 2018

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

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

6 March, 2018

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

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

6 March, 2018

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

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

6 March, 2018

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

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

6 March, 2018

SIU Investigating Vehicle Fatality in Napanee

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

1 March, 2018

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

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

1 March, 2018

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

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

1 March, 2018

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

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

1 March, 2018

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

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

1 March, 2018

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

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

February

27 February, 2018

SIU Appealing for Witnesses to Hamilton Incident

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

27 February, 2018

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

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

27 February, 2018

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

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

27 February, 2018

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

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

27 February, 2018

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

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

26 February, 2018

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

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

26 February, 2018

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

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

26 February, 2018

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

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

26 February, 2018

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

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

26 February, 2018

SIU Investigating after Pedestrian Fatally Struck by Police Vehicle in Markham

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

25 February, 2018

SIU Investigating Fatal Police-involved Shooting in Ottawa

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

23 February, 2018

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

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

23 February, 2018

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

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

23 February, 2018

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

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

23 February, 2018

Update: Man Identified in North Bay Death Case

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

22 February, 2018

SIU Investigating Death of Man in North Bay

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

21 February, 2018

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

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

21 February, 2018

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

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

21 February, 2018

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

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

21 February, 2018

SIU Appealing for Witnesses to Interaction outside Ottawa Restaurant

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

21 February, 2018

SIU Investigating Falling Death of Woman in Mississauga

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

20 February, 2018

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

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

20 February, 2018

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

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

20 February, 2018

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

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

15 February, 2018

SIU Director Responds to OACP’s Position on Naloxone Cases

15 February, 2018

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

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

15 February, 2018

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

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

15 February, 2018

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

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

15 February, 2018

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

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

14 February, 2018

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

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

14 February, 2018

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

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

14 February, 2018

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

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

14 February, 2018

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

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

13 February, 2018

SIU Terminates Investigation of Circumstances Surrounding Death of Ottawa Man

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

13 February, 2018

SIU Terminates Investigation in Atikokan

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

12 February, 2018

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

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

12 February, 2018

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

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

12 February, 2018

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

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

12 February, 2018

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

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

8 February, 2018

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

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

8 February, 2018

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

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

8 February, 2018

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

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

8 February, 2018

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

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

7 February, 2018

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

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

7 February, 2018

SIU Investigating After Vehicle Crashes Into Fence in Oshawa

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

7 February, 2018

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

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

7 February, 2018

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

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

6 February, 2018

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

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

6 February, 2018

SIU Terminates Investigation into Arrest of Man outside Hamilton Grocery Store

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

6 February, 2018

SIU Investigating Incident in Dryden

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

6 February, 2018

SIU Investigating Collision East of Peterborough

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

5 February, 2018

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

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

5 February, 2018

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

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

5 February, 2018

SIU Investigating Death of Woman in Timmins

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

3 February, 2018

SIU Investigating Fatal Police-involved Shooting in Timmins

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

2 February, 2018

SIU Investigating after Vehicle Crashes into Concrete Pylon in King City

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

2 February, 2018

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

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

1 February, 2018

SIU Investigating Collision in Oshawa

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

January

31 January, 2018

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

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

31 January, 2018

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

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

31 January, 2018

SIU Investigating Collision in Stratford

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

31 January, 2018

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

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

31 January, 2018

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

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

31 January, 2018

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

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

30 January, 2018

SIU Terminates Case Originating in Toronto Police Service Cell

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

27 January, 2018

SIU Investigating Death of Man in St. Catharines

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

26 January, 2018

SIU Lays Assault Charges against Two Peterborough Police Service Officers

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

26 January, 2018

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

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

26 January, 2018

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

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

26 January, 2018

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

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

26 January, 2018

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

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

25 January, 2018

SIU Lays Assault Charge against Toronto Police Service Officer

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

24 January, 2018

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

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

24 January, 2018

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

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

24 January, 2018

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

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

22 January, 2018

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

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

22 January, 2018

SIU Stops Toronto Motel Arrest Case After Finding No Serious Injury

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

18 January, 2018

SIU Terminates Investigation into Incident between Man and Officers in Kitchener

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

17 January, 2018

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

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

17 January, 2018

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

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

17 January, 2018

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

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

17 January, 2018

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

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

15 January, 2018

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

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

15 January, 2018

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

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

15 January, 2018

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

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

15 January, 2018

SIU Seeking Witnesses to Early Morning Crash in Peterborough

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

13 January, 2018

SIU Investigating Injury Sustained by Man in Mississauga

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

13 January, 2018

SIU Investigating Death of Woman in Tichborne

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

11 January, 2018

SIU Investigating Arrest of Man in St. Catharines

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

11 January, 2018

SIU Investigating Interaction Inside OPP Detachment in Orillia

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

11 January, 2018

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

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

11 January, 2018

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

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

11 January, 2018

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

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

11 January, 2018

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

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

9 January, 2018

SIU Investigating Serious Injury Suffered by Man in Belleville

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

9 January, 2018

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

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

9 January, 2018

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

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

9 January, 2018

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

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

8 January, 2018

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

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

3 January, 2018

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

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

3 January, 2018

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

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

1 January, 2018

SIU Investigating Man’s Death in Douro Township

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