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News Release

Man in London Did not Sustain Serious Injury; SIU Terminates Investigation

Case Number: 18-OCI-097

Mississauga, ON (28 May, 2018) ---
The Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Tony Loparco, has terminated an investigation into an interaction that occurred between a 32-year-old man and London Police Service officers in March of 2018.

In the evening hours of March 31, 2018, Emergency Medical Services was called to a home in London as a result of  a man slipping on the front steps. Officers responded to the call as well, and when they arrived at the scene, the man was located and arrested for being intoxicated in a public place. The man was lodged in a cell and taken to hospital the following day.
  
Director Loparco said, “The medical records do not indicate that the man suffered a serious injury. As such, this investigation has been terminated.”

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