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News Release

OPP Central Hastings Officers did not Cause or Contribute to Man’s Injuries; SIU Terminates Investigation

Case Number: 18-PCI-031

Mississauga, ON (9 March, 2018) ---
The Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Tony Loparco, has terminated an investigation into the injuries sustained last month by a 25-year-old man.

At approximately 11 p.m. on February 2, 2018, Ontario Provincial Police officers with the Central Hastings detachment attended an apartment building in relation to a domestic incident. Police officers went to a second floor apartment unit, but it was unoccupied. At some point prior to police arrival, a man had jumped from the second floor balcony to the ground below. The following day, the man was located by police and he was taken to hospital where he was diagnosed with a fracture to each of his ankles.
  
Director Loparco said, “The man’s injuries were a result of jumping from a second floor balcony. As police did not cause or contribute to his injuries, this investigation has been terminated.”

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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Monica Hudon, monica.hudon@ontario.ca
SIU Communications/Service des communications, UES
Telephone/No de téléphone: 416-622-2342 or/ou 1-800-787-8529 extension 2342