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News Release

Man Responsible for Own Injury; SIU Terminates Investigation in Waubaushene

Case Number: 17-OCI-217

Mississauga, ON (9 November, 2017) ---
The Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Tony Loparco, has terminated an investigation into the injury sustained by a 46-year-old man during an interaction with Midland Police Service (MPS) officers in August of 2017.

At approximately 9:30 p.m. on August 18, 2017, MPS officers went to a rooming house to arrest a man. Upon seeing the police officers, the man jumped over a deck railing in an attempt to evade the police and fell, sustaining an ankle injury.

Director Loparco said, “The evidence shows that the man was solely responsible for his injury. 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