SIU Terminates Investigation in Toronto
Case Number: 18-TCI-093
(3 May, 2018) ---
The Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Tony Loparco, has terminated an investigation into the injury sustained by a 25-year-old man in Toronto in March of 2018.
At approximately 8 p.m. on March 29, 2018, Toronto Police Service officers attended an apartment building in the area of Weston Road and Sheppard Avenue West. In the stairwell of the apartment building, officers located three males. The males fled, but officers managed to apprehend the 25-year-old. The man was taken to hospital where he was diagnosed with a fractured fibula. On two occasions, SIU investigators attempted to obtain a statement from the man, but each time he refused to speak. Investigators also reached out to the man’s counsel, but the counsel did not return the call.
Director Loparco said, “As the man refused to participate in the SIU’s investigation, 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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