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 independent government agency that investigates the conduct of officials (police officers as well as special constables with the Niagara Parks Commission and peace officers with the Legislative Protective Service) that may have resulted in death, serious injury, sexual assault and/or the discharge of a firearm at a person. All investigations are conducted by SIU investigators who are civilians. Under the Special Investigations Unit Act, the Director of the SIU must

  • consider whether the official has committed a criminal offence in connection with the incident under investigation
  • depending on the evidence, cause a criminal charge to be laid against the official where grounds exist for doing so, or close the file without any charges being laid
  • publicly report the results of its investigations

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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