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News Release

Man Seriously Injured during Interaction with Police in Port Stanley; SIU finds Officers had Grounds to Arrest and Detain Man

Case Number: 16-PCI-204

Mississauga, ON (16 November, 2017) ---
The Acting Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Joseph Martino, has determined there are no reasonable grounds to lay criminal charges against an Elgin County Ontario Provincial Police officer in relation to an interaction with a 53-year-old man in August of 2016 in Port Stanley. The man was taken to hospital where he was diagnosed with a dislocated left elbow with resultant nerve damage and bone chip fractures.
The Director’s Report was delivered to the Attorney General, as is required by law under the Police Services Act. The Attorney General has directed that the document be posted online. It can be found at https://www.ontario.ca/page/special-investigations-unit-siu-directors-reports.

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