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News Release

Man’s Injury Sustained during Execution of Search Warrant in Toronto not Serious; SIU Terminates Investigation

Case Number: 18-TCI-047

Mississauga, ON (26 March, 2018) ---
The Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Tony Loparco, has terminated an investigation into an interaction that occurred in January of 2018 between a 26-year-old man and Toronto Police Service (TPS) officers.

At approximately 3:45 p.m. on January 24, 2018, TPS officers breached the door of a residence in Toronto to execute a search warrant. Once in the residence, officers became involved in an interaction with a man. The man was transported to hospital where he was treated for a lip injury.
Director Loparco said, “The medical evidence indicates the man did not suffer a serious injury. Accordingly, this investigation has been terminated.”

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