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News Release

Barricaded Man in Kitchener did not Receive Serious Injury; SIU Terminates Investigation

Case Number: 17-OCI-372

Mississauga, ON (17 April, 2018) ---
The Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Tony Loparco, has terminated an investigation into a December 2017 interaction that occurred between Waterloo Regional Police Service (WRPS) officers and a 41-year-old man  in Kitchener. 

In the evening hours of December 22, 2017, WRPS officers were dispatched to a residence in Kitchener for a domestic disturbance. At one point, the man of interest barricaded himself inside a washroom on the second floor of the residence. After some negotiations, the man exited the washroom and he was taken into custody. The man was later taken to hospital.

Director Loparco said, “The medical evidence indicates the man did not suffer 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