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News Release

As No Police Officer Caused Man’s Injury, SIU Terminates Kingston Investigation

Case Number: 18-OCI-185

Mississauga, ON (27 July, 2018) ---
The Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Tony Loparco, has terminated an investigation into the serious injury sustained by an 18-year-old man last month in Kingston.

On June 19, 2018, Kingston Police Service officers attended the area of Gardiners Road and Princess Street in relation to an altercation between the man and other individuals. The man was arrested for the offence of assault and breach of probation, and taken to the police station where he was lodged in a cell. While in the cell, the man kicked the cell door hard with his right foot. He felt immediate pain and fell to the ground. The man later went to hospital where he was diagnosed with fractures to that foot.

Director Loparco said, “The investigation determined that no police officer caused or contributed to the man’s injury. Accordingly, 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,
SIU Communications/Service des communications, UES
Telephone/No de téléphone: 416-622-2342 or/ou 1-800-787-8529 extension 2342