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News Release

SIU Terminates Cornwall Investigation

Case Number: 18-OCI-148

Mississauga, ON (18 June, 2018) ---
The Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Tony Loparco, has terminated an investigation into an interaction that occurred last month between an 18-year-old man and officers with the Cornwall Community Police Service (CCPS).

On the night of May 19, 2018, two CCPS officers were working paid duty for an event at the Best Western Hotel on Vincent Massey Drive. After hearing screaming from a vehicle in the parking lot, the officers went to investigate. As a result of the investigation, one individual from the vehicle was arrested. During the arrest, the man struck his head on the ground. He was transported by ambulance to the hospital for treatment.

Director Loparco said, “The medical evidence establishes the man did not suffer a serious injury. As such, I am terminating 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