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SIU Terminates Investigation in Brantford after Determining Injury not Serious

Case Number: 18-OCI-157

Mississauga, ON (5 July, 2018) ---
The Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Tony Loparco, has terminated an investigation into a 2012 interaction that occurred between a 37-year-old man and officers with the Brantford Police Service (BPS). The BPS was made aware of the complaint by the Office of the Independent Police Review Director on May 25, 2018 and in turn they notified the SIU of the incident on the same date. 

In the early morning hours of November 28, 2012, police arrested the man in the area of Nelson Street and Queen Street in Brantford in relation to a disturbance call. The man was taken into custody and later released without charges. That afternoon, the man attended hospital to seek treatment for a sore left shoulder. The man’s medical records were examined by SIU investigators and it was determined that the injury did not meet the threshold for a serious injury. 

Director Loparco said, “The medical evidence establishes the man did not suffer a serious 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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Jasbir Dhillon, jasbir.dhillon@ontario.ca
SIU Communications/Service des communications, UES
Telephone/No de téléphone: 416-622-2342 or/ou 1-800-787-8529 extension 2342