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News Release

SIU Terminates Mississauga Investigation as No Officer Caused Man’s Injury

Case Number: 18-OCI-156

Mississauga, ON (18 June, 2018) ---
The Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Tony Loparco, has terminated an investigation into the serious injury sustained last month in Mississauga by a 23-year-old man. 

At approximately 5 a.m. on May 27, 2018, a woman contacted Peel Regional Police and Emergency Medical Services (EMS) regarding concern for a family member. Upon arrival, officers located the man and put him into a police cruiser until EMS arrived. While in the cruiser, the man struck his head on the Plexiglas screen numerous times. EMS then transported the man to hospital where he was diagnosed with a serious injury.

Director Loparco said, “The evidence is clear that no police officer caused or contributed to the complainant’s 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