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News Release

Man’s Injury while at Tillsonburg OPP Detachment Self-inflicted; SIU Terminates Investigation

Case Number: 17-PCI-314

Mississauga, ON (30 November, 2017) ---
The Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Tony Loparco, has terminated an investigation into the injury sustained by a 24-year-old man last month in Tillsonburg. 

At approximately 3 a.m. on October 28, 2017, the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) was called to a single motor vehicle collision at the intersection of Broadway and Lisgar Avenue. The driver of the vehicle was arrested and lodged in a cell at the Oxford detachment. Around 8:30 a.m., the man struck the wall with his left hand which resulted in him sustaining a serious injury.
Director Loparco said, “The man’s injury – by his own admission and confirmed by cell video – was self-inflicted. Accordingly, I have terminated the investigation.”

The SIU is a civilian agency that investigates reports involving police where there has been death, serious injury or an allegation 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 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