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Investigation Started into Injury Man Suffered During Arrest in Etobicoke

Case Number: 17-TCI-271   

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Mississauga, ON (25 September, 2017) ---
The province’s Special Investigations Unit has started an investigation into the circumstances surrounding an arrest early Sunday morning in Etobicoke.

Preliminary information suggests the following occurred:
  • Sometime after midnight on September 24, 2017, the Toronto Police Service received a call about a sexual assault.
  • Just before 2:00 a.m., police officers located a man near Lakeshore Boulevard and Twenty Ninth Street.
  • The 42-year-old man was arrested.
  • He was taken to hospital and diagnosed with a serious injury. 
Two investigators have been assigned to this incident.

The SIU has designated two subject officers and six witness officers as part of this investigation.

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 independent government agency that investigates the conduct of officials (police officers as well as special constables with the Niagara Parks Commission and peace officers with the Legislative Protective Service) that may have resulted in death, serious injury, sexual assault and/or the discharge of a firearm at a person. All investigations are conducted by SIU investigators who are civilians. Under the Special Investigations Unit Act, the Director of the SIU must

  • consider whether the official has committed a criminal offence in connection with the incident under investigation
  • depending on the evidence, cause a criminal charge to be laid against the official where grounds exist for doing so, or close the file without any charges being laid
  • publicly report the results of its investigations

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SIU Communications/Service des communications, UES
Telephone/No de téléphone: 416-622-2342 or/ou 1-800-787-8529 extension 2342