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News Release

SIU Affirms Hamilton Investigation after Reopening Case

Case Number: 16-OCI-235

Mississauga, ON (23 November, 2017) ---
The Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Tony Loparco, has reopened and affirmed its investigation into the injuries sustained by a 41-year-old man during his arrest in September of 2016. The case was initially closed in October of 2016 as the man indicated his injury had occurred as a result of his fall from a roof without any police intervention. The file was reopened as a result of the man providing new information to the SIU. 

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