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News Release

SIU Terminates Investigation into Interaction between Man and Police in Pickering

Case Number: 17-OCI-307

Mississauga, ON (29 November, 2017) ---
The Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Tony Loparco, has terminated an investigation into an interaction that occurred last month between Durham Regional Police Service (DRPS) officers and a 37-year-old man.

On October 2, 2017, DRPS officers attended a residence in Pickering after receiving a call from a family member regarding the well-being of the 37-year-old man. Soon after entering the residence, police were involved in an interaction with the man. He was arrested and transported to the police station and the following day to a corrections centre. The man was assessed at the corrections centre, but no serious injury was diagnosed.

Director Tony Loparco said, “The evidence shows the man did not suffer any serious injury. As such, 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