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News Release

SIU Terminates Investigation into Injury Sustained by Man during Arrest in Hamilton

Case Number: 17-OCI-155

Mississauga, ON (21 December, 2017) ---
The Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Tony Loparco, has terminated an investigation into an interaction between Hamilton Police Service officers and a 24-year-old man in June of 2017.

Shortly after midnight on June 24, 2017, police officers were dispatched to the area of King Street West and Bay Street North in relation to an assault which had taken place at a restaurant. A man of interest was located a short distance away, and as a result of an interaction with officers, the man fell forward and struck his face on a wall. He was taken to hospital for treatment.
Director Loparco said, “The man did not sustain a serious injury, and 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