SIU Discontinues Investigation into Injury of Man in Caledon
Case Number: 17-PCI-245
(4 October, 2017) ---
The Acting Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Joseph Martino, has discontinued an investigation into a serious injury sustained by a 31-year-old man last month in Caledon.
On September 6, 2017, the man was arrested by an Ontario Provincial Police officer with the Caledon detachment. The man was taken to the police station and subsequently released. He was re-arrested several hours later for breaching his release conditions. While at the detachment, the man complained his head hurt and he was subsequently taken to hospital where he was diagnosed with a brain bleed.
Acting Director Martino explained, “The evidence collected in the course of the SIU’s initial inquiries established that the man’s injury was caused when he had an altercation with another civilian, prior to the man’s involvement with the police and his subsequent arrest. As such, this incident does not fall within the mandate of the SIU and therefore this investigation has been discontinued.”
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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Monica Hudon, email@example.com
SIU Communications/Service des communications, UES
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