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News Release

SIU Investigating Arrest of Man following Scuffle Outside a Toronto Nightclub

Case Number: 17-TCI-264

Mississauga, ON (18 September, 2017) ---
The province’s Special Investigations Unit is investigating the circumstances surrounding the arrest of an 18-year-old man outside a nightclub in Toronto early Saturday morning.

Preliminary information suggests the following occurred:
  • Around 2:30 a.m. on Saturday, September 16, 2017, an 18-year-old man was involved in an altercation with security staff at a nightclub on Pearl Street.
  • Toronto Police Service officers arrested the man.
  • During the arrest, the man suffered an arm injury.  He was treated at hospital.
    
The nightclub is located in Toronto’s Entertainment District and investigators believe there were a number of people in the area at the time of the man’s interaction with police officers.

The SIU is urging anyone who may have witnessed the incident to contact the lead investigator at 1-800-787-8529. The Unit is also asking anyone who may have any video evidence related to this incident to upload that video through the SIU website.

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