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News Release

Peel Police Officers did not Cause Injury to Man who was Later Charged with Murder and Attempted Murder; SIU Terminates Investigation

Case Number: 18-OCI-007

Mississauga, ON (8 February, 2018) ---
The Acting Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Joseph Martino, has terminated an investigation into an injury suffered by a 61-year-old man last month in Mississauga. 

At approximately 1 a.m. on January 13, 2018, Peel Regional Police officers responded to a residence on Marmac Crescent in Mississauga for a domestic disturbance. When the man answered the door, he was holding a knife and his left hand was bleeding. An officer deployed a conducted energy weapon when the man did not comply with police demands to put the knife down and the man was arrested.  He was later charged with first-degree murder and attempted murder in relation to events that transpired in the home before the arrival of police.

Acting Director Martino said, “The evidence establishes that police officers did not cause or contribute to the man’s injury. Accordingly I have terminated the investigation into this incident.”

The SIU is an independent civilian 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