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News Release

SIU Investigating Toronto Arrest; Appealing for Witnesses

Case Number: 16-TCI-162

Mississauga, ON (23 June, 2016) ---
The province’s Special Investigations Unit is appealing for witnesses to an arrest in Toronto that ended with a 19-year-old man suffering serious injuries.

Preliminary information suggests the following:
  • Close to 4:45 p.m. on June 21, 2016, an undercover Toronto Police officer was conducting an investigation on Kendleton Drive near Opal Court.
  • The police officer had an interaction with two men outside a home.
  • With the assistance of other police officers, both men were arrested.
  • A 19-year-old man was transported to Etobicoke General Hospital and treated for serious facial injuries.      
    
The SIU has designated two subject officers and two witness officers as part of this investigation.

Two investigators and one forensic investigator have been assigned to investigate this incident.

The SIU believes there may be numerous witnesses to the arrest and the Unit is urging anyone who may have witnessed the incident to contact the lead investigator at 1-800-787-8529. 

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