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News Release

Toronto Police Service Officer Justified in Deploying CEW during Arrest of Man Who Ran at the Officer

Case Number: 16-TCI-298

Mississauga, ON (31 January, 2018) ---
The Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Tony Loparco, has decided that no charges will issue against a Toronto Police Service officer who discharged his conducted energy weapon (CEW) at a man who was running towards the officer during an arrest in November 2016.  The man fell face down and suffered a fractured orbital bone.  
Full Director’s Report (with Incident Narrative, Evidence, and Analysis & Director’s Decision)

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. 

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