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News Release

SIU Terminates Investigation into January Incident at Brampton Motel

Case Number: 16-OCI-021

Mississauga, ON (17 February, 2016) ---
The Director of the province’s Special Investigations Unit has terminated an investigation into an incident in which a woman suffered a back injury outside a Brampton motel.

A preliminary investigation found the following:
  • Just after midnight on January 28, 2016, Peel Regional Police officers attended a Motel 6 at 160 Steelwell Road in Brampton.  The officers were conducting an investigation. 
  • Officers attempted to speak with individuals inside one of the rooms.
  • Shortly after, a woman was located at the rear of the motel.
  • The woman had suffered a back injury.  She was transported to Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre for treatment. 
    
Director Tony Loparco stated, “Despite invoking our mandate, I terminated this investigation when it became apparent that police officers had no involvement in the woman’s injuries or in her decision to leave the motel room via the window.” 

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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Jason Gennaro, jason.gennaro@ontario.ca
SIU Communications/Service des communications, UES
Telephone/No de téléphone: 416-641-1897 or/ou 1-800-787-8529 extension 1897