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News Release

SIU Terminates Investigation into Injury Sustained by Man while in Toronto Police Search Room

Case Number: 17-TCI-263

Mississauga, ON (13 October, 2017) ---
The Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Tony Loparco, has terminated an investigation into the injury sustained by a 35-year-old man while in a Toronto Police Service search room last month.

At approximately 1:30 a.m. on Saturday, September 16, 2017, the man was arrested at a spot check at Danforth Avenue and Greenwood Avenue, and was taken to the police station. While in a search room, the man punched a wall. He was transported to hospital for treatment.
Director Loparco said, “The evidence collected in the course of the SIU’s initial inquiries established that the man’s injury was self-inflicted. As such, this investigation has been terminated.”

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