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News Release

Injury Sustained by Prisoner Caused During Fight with Another Prisoner; SIU Terminates London Investigation

Case Number: 18-OCI-179

Mississauga, ON (28 June, 2018) ---
The Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Tony Loparco, has terminated an investigation into the serious injury sustained earlier this month in London by a 33-year-old man. 

On June 14, 2018, a group of prisoners was being transported from the Elgin Middlesex Detention Centre to the London Provincial Courts in the London Police Service transport van. While in the van, a fight broke out between two prisoners, resulting in one of the prisoners being taken to hospital where he was diagnosed with a left orbital bone fracture.

Director Loparco said, “The man’s injuries were not caused or contributed to by any police officer. As such, 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