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News Release

SIU Closes Investigation into Injuries Sustained by Man in Toronto

Case Number: 13-TCI-236

Mississauga (1 October, 2013) --- Based on the Special Investigations Unit’s (SIU) initial enquiries into the injuries sustained by a 28-year-old male in Toronto last week, SIU Director Ian Scott has terminated the investigation. The incident involved officers with the Toronto Police Service.
 
The SIU investigation determined that at approximately 7:30 p.m. on September 24, 2013, officers responded to a shooting in which one person sustained injuries. Two individuals fled in a vehicle but police eventually apprehended the driver.  While the officers dealt with the driver, the passenger in the vehicle managed to drive away. A short time later, officers found the vehicle – it had collided with a utility pole. Police conducted a search of the area and eventually found a suspect. A physical interaction ensued between the man and the police. This interaction was captured on video. Because the man had lost consciousness for a short time, he was taken to St. Michael’s Hospital as a precaution.

Medical reports obtained by the SIU revealed no evidence of serious injury. Given the Unit’s mandate, which is limited to serious injuries and deaths that may have resulted from criminal offences committed by police officers, the SIU has discontinued its 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. 

Monica Hudon, monica.hudon@ontario.ca
SIU Communications/Service des communications, UES
Telephone/No de téléphone: 416-622-2342 or/ou 1-800-787-8529 extension 2342