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News Release

SIU Terminates Investigation into Brampton Banquet Hall Interaction

Case Number: 17-TCI-272

Mississauga, ON (13 October, 2017) ---
The Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Tony Loparco, has terminated an investigation into the injuries sustained by a 24-year-old man in September of 2017 in Brampton. The SIU was notified of the incident by the Peel Regional Police Service.

Shortly after midnight on September 24, 2017, there was a fight between several individuals at the Dreams Banquet Centre in Brampton, resulting in injuries to the 24-year-old man. One of the individuals involved in the fight was an off-duty Toronto Police Service officer.
  
Director Loparco said, “Based on the evidence, it is clear that on this night, the officer involved was not acting in his capacity as a police officer. Further, his conduct had nothing to do with the man’s injuries. Accordingly, I have terminated the investigation into this incident.”

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