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News Release

SIU Director Terminates Investigation into Arrest of Woman in Pickering

Case Number: 16-OCI-088

Mississauga, ON (3 June, 2016) ---
The Director of the Special Investigations Unit has terminated an investigation into a series of incidents during the arrest of a 25-year-old woman in Pickering on April 3, 2016.

Three investigators were assigned to this investigation.

The SIU investigation determined the following: 
  • A woman was celebrating her father’s birthday at a licensed establishment when the woman’s parents became concerned about her behaviour.
  • The parents drove the woman to Durham Regional Police Service’s 19 Division, where she had to be restrained by officers.  
  • She was taken to hospital, released without treatment, and taken to 17 Division.
  • After some time, she was taken to another hospital and diagnosed with a possible fractured wrist.

A further review of medical records by the original attending radiologist determined that a fracture did not occur.

Given there was no serious injury, Director Tony Loparco has terminated the 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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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