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News Release

SIU Terminates East York Investigation

Case Number: 18-TCI-149

Mississauga, ON (15 June, 2018) ---
The Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Tony Loparco, has terminated an investigation into an interaction that occurred last month between Toronto Police Service (TPS) officers and a 31-year-old man.

At approximately 3:50 a.m. on May 20, 2018, TPS received a call of a suspicious man in the backyard of a residence on Glebemount Avenue. When officers arrived, they saw the man and attempted to arrest him. During the interaction, the man punched one of the officers in the face. The man was apprehended and taken to hospital where he was diagnosed with a hand injury.

Director Loparco said, “The evidence establishes that the man’s injury was self-inflicted. 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. 

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