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News Release

SIU Terminates Brampton Dog Bite Investigation

Case Number: 17-OCI-252

Mississauga, ON (3 May, 2018) ---
The Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Tony Loparco, has terminated an investigation into an interaction that occurred in August of 2017 between Peel Regional Police (PRP) officers and a 17-year-old male.

On August 25, 2017, a PRP officer attended a residence in Brampton as a result of a traffic complaint. While the officer attempted to detain one individual, several others began obstructing the officer from detaining the man. The officer retreated back to his cruiser to call for assistance. Meanwhile, one of the individuals involved in the altercation with the officer fled. With the help of a police canine, officers located this man in a yard some blocks away. The dog attacked the man and bit him. The man was arrested, and taken to hospital for treatment.
  
Director Loparco said, “The medical evidence determines the man did not suffer a serious injury. Accordingly, I have terminated this investigation.”

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