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News Release

Man’s Neck Injury was Self-inflicted; SIU Terminates Hamilton Investigation

Case Number: 18-OCI-059

Mississauga, ON (29 March, 2018) ---
The Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Tony Loparco, has terminated an investigation into the injury sustained by a 63-year-old man last month in Hamilton.

Shortly after noon on February 24, 2018, Hamilton Police Service officers attended a residence in relation to a domestic incident. When police entered the home, they observed the man with a self-inflicted neck injury. The man was taken to the ground and a conducted energy weapon was deployed when the man began to resist. He was transported to hospital for treatment.
  
Director Loparco said, “The evidence shows the man’s neck injury was self-inflicted. Accordingly, 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