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News Release

SIU Terminates Investigation into Arrest of Man in Sarnia

Case Number: 17-OCI-310

Mississauga, ON (29 November, 2017) ---
The Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Tony Loparco, has terminated an investigation into the arrest of a 26-year-old man by Sarnia Police Service (SPS) officers in October of 2017.

On the morning of October 25, 2017, SPS officers entered a residence in the area of George Street and East Street North to arrest a man wanted on outstanding warrants. At some point during the interaction, a SPS officer deployed a conducted energy weapon multiple times. The man was taken to hospital where it was found he did not have any serious injury.
Director Loparco said, “Medical reports confirmed the man did not suffer a serious injury as a result of the interaction with police. As such, this investigation has been terminated.”

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,
SIU Communications/Service des communications, UES
Telephone/No de téléphone: 416-622-2342 or/ou 1-800-787-8529 extension 2342