Toronto Police Officers Charged
Case Number: 12-TCI-163
Mississauga (31 August, 2012) --- The Director of the Special Investigations Unit (SIU), Ian Scott, has reasonable grounds to believe that three officers with the Toronto Police Service (TPS) committed a criminal offence in relation to injuries sustained by 26-year-old Stalin Kiprotich in June of 2012. Director Scott has caused a charge to be laid against the officers.
The SIU investigation determined that at approximately 8:30 p.m. on Monday, June 4, 2012, Mr. Kiprotich was arrested near Kipling Avenue and Finch Avenue West. During the arrest process, there was an interaction between the officers and Mr. Kiprotich. He was lodged in a cell, but was taken to hospital in the early morning hours after complaining of a sore chest. He was diagnosed with three fractured ribs.
As a result of the SIU investigation, TPS Detective Constable Jason Davis, Detective Constable Keith Osborne and Detective Brian Kay are each facing one charge of Assault Causing Bodily Harm, contrary to s. 267(b) of the Criminal Code of Canada.
The officers are required to appear before the Ontario Court of Justice at 1000 Finch Avenue West in Toronto on October 9, 2012. The Justice Prosecutions branch of the Ministry of the Attorney General will have carriage of the prosecution.
As this matter is now before the courts, and in consideration of the fair trial interests of the charged officers and the community, the SIU will make no further comment pertaining to this investigation.
The SIU is an arm’s length agency that investigates reports involving police where there has been death, serious injury or allegations of sexual assault. Under the Police Services Act, the Director of the SIU must
- consider whether an officer has committed a criminal offence in connection with the incident under investigation
- depending on the evidence, lay a criminal charge against the officer if appropriate or close the file without any charges being laid
- report the results of any investigations to the Attorney General.
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