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News Release

SIU Terminates Investigation into London Arrest of Man Operating E-bike

Case Number: 18-OCI-070

Mississauga, ON (16 April, 2018) ---
The Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Tony Loparco, has terminated an investigation into an interaction that occurred in February of 2018 between a 47-year-old man and a police officer in London.
The SIU was notified of the incident, by the man, on March 8, 2018.

At approximately 2:30 a.m. on February 27, 2018, a London Police Service officer had the operator of an e-bike pull over in the area of King Street and Burwell Street. There was an interaction between the man and officer, and the man was arrested. Despite two visits to hospital, no serious injuries were diagnosed.

Director Loparco said, “The medical evidence indicates the man did not sustain a serious injury. Accordingly, I have terminated the investigation into this incident.”

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