SIU Investigation Finds No Reasonable Grounds for Criminal Charges in Hamilton Injuries Investigation
Case Number: 15-OCI-089
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- Shortly after 11:00 p.m., police were dispatched to an address on Glennie Avenue in Hamilton for reports of a man acting aggressively and who was armed with a knife.
- The first officer arrived at the scene at approximately 11:10 p.m. and was met by the man’s father. The father confirmed that the man was intoxicated, possibly armed with a knife and that a six-year-old child was upstairs in the residence.
- The officer entered the residence and demanded that the man present himself. He was met by the man, who was covered in blood and sweat and was immediately hostile towards the officer.
- The officer became involved in a struggle with the man as he attempted to take control of him.
- A second officer arrived on the scene. He discharged his conducted energy weapon (CEW) at the man’s upper back without it having the anticipated effect.
- When the subject officer arrived at the scene he saw the first two officers struggling with the man who showed no sign of compliance.
- The subject officer deployed his CEW. One of the probes hit the man on the right side of his face and the other on the right side of his neck.
- The man was transported to Hamilton General Hospital for treatment and surgical removal of the CEW probes.
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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