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News Release

SIU Stops Toronto Motel Arrest Case After Finding No Serious Injury

Case Number: 17-TCI-356

Mississauga, ON (22 January, 2018) ---
The Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Tony Loparco, has discontinued an investigation into the arrest of a 35-year-old woman inside a Kingston Road motel after medical evidence established the woman did not suffer a serious injury.

Around 9:30 p.m., on December 2, 2017, Toronto Police Service officers attended a motel near Kingston Road and Brimley Road in Scarborough.  Police officers attempted to arrest a woman, and there was a struggle.  The woman was arrested, transported to 43 Division, and then taken to hospital.     

Director Loparco said, “I have terminated the investigation into the incident resulting in a custody injury to the complainant on December 2, 2017, as the medical evidence clearly establishes that the woman did not suffer a serious injury during her contact with police on that date.”

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