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News Release

Halton Regional Police Service Officers Acted within Limits of the Law during Arrest of Confrontational Oakville Man

Case Number: 16-OCI-266

Mississauga, ON (15 January, 2018) ---
The Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Tony Loparco, has determined that Halton Regional Police Service officers were acting within the limits of the law when they grounded an intoxicated man who was aggressive, confrontational, and uncooperative.   The 27-year-old man was later diagnosed with a fractured orbital bone. 
The Director’s Report was delivered to the Attorney General, as is required by law under the Police Services Act. The Attorney General has directed that the document be posted online. It can be found at

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