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News Release

SIU Terminates Case Originating in Toronto Police Service Cell

Case Number: 17-TCI-361

Mississauga, ON (30 January, 2018) ---
The Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Tony Loparco, has terminated an investigation into an incident that occurred in December 2017 inside a cell in Toronto Police Service 12 Division.

Around 7:30 p.m. on December 5, 2017, Toronto Police Service officers arrested a 46-year-old man and placed the man in a cell inside 12 Division.  At 11:00 p.m., the man was found unresponsive.  He was taken to Humber River Hospital for treatment.  On December 6, 2017, the man was returned to police custody.     

Director Loparco said, “I have terminated the investigation into the incident on December 5, 2017, as the Complainant did not suffer a serious injury.”

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