SIU Terminates Investigation in Chatsworth
Case Number: 17-PCI-304
(24 November, 2017) ---
The Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Tony Loparco, has terminated an investigation into the injury sustained by a 52-year-old man last month in Chatsworth.
At approximately 9 p.m. on Sunday October 22, 2017, Chatsworth Ontario Provincial Police officers attended a residence after a call for a neighbor dispute. The officers arrested a man, and he was subsequently transported to the police station and lodged. The following morning, he complained of a sore hand and was taken to hospital where he was diagnosed with a serious injury.
Director Loparco said, “I have terminated the investigation into this incident as the evidence establishes – and the man acknowledges – that the injury did not occur while the man was in police custody.”
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, email@example.com
SIU Communications/Service des communications, UES
Telephone/No de téléphone: 416-622-2342 or/ou 1-800-787-8529 extension 2342