SIU Terminates Toronto Investigation
Case Number: 18-TCI-204
(27 July, 2018) ---
The Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Tony Loparco, has terminated an investigation into the serious injury sustained earlier this month in Toronto by a 35-year-old man.
At approximately 4:40 a.m. on July 10, 2018, police officers were patrolling the area of Temperance Street and Yonge Street when they came across a person of interest. That individual fled on foot towards Cloud Gardens. When he jumped off of a wall, he fell to the ground. Police located the man a short time later, and transported him to hospital where he was diagnosed with a right tibial plateau fracture.
Director Loparco said, “The man’s injury were self-inflicted. As police did not cause or contribute to his injury, I have terminated the investigation into this incident.”
The SIU is an independent civilian 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, email@example.com
SIU Communications/Service des communications, UES
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