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News Release

SIU Terminates Investigation in Sudbury after Determining Injuries not Serious

Case Number: 18-OCI-074

Mississauga, ON (17 May, 2018) ---
The Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Tony Loparco, has terminated an investigation into an interaction that occurred in March of 2018 between a 44-year-old woman and Greater Sudbury Police Service (GSPS) officers. 

At approximately 11:30 a.m. on March 11, 2018, GSPS officers attended a residence in the area of Bancroft Drive and Kingsway for a suicide call. Upon arrival, the officers formed grounds to apprehend the woman under the Mental Health Act. When the woman would not go with the officers, she was grounded and then handcuffed. She was then transported to hospital.

Director Loparco said, “The medical evidence establishes the woman 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