SIU Terminates Investigation into Injuries Sustained by Man in East York
Case Number: 17-TCI-233
(16 October, 2017) ---
The Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Tony Loparco, has terminated an investigation into the injuries sustained by a 30-year-old man in August of 2017 in East York.
At approximately 6 p.m. on August 27, 2017, Toronto Police Service officers responded to a domestic situation at a 6th floor apartment unit. When police officers arrived at the front door of the apartment unit, the man fled to the balcony area and climbed down to the balcony of an apartment unit on the 5th floor. While the man made his way to the front door of this apartment, the resident of the unit confronted the man and apprised police of his whereabouts. The man was arrested and taken to hospital where he was diagnosed with an ankle injury and hand injury.
Director Loparco said, “The man did not provide a statement to the SIU, and as such, the Unit was unable to determine how his injuries were caused. 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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