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News Release

No Serious Injury Sustained by Young Woman; SIU Terminates Brampton Investigation

Case Number: 18-OCI-089

Mississauga, ON (7 August, 2018) ---
The Acting Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Joseph Martino, has terminated an investigation into an interaction that occurred in March of this year between a 16-year-old female and the Peel Regional Police (PRP) officers. 

At approximately 6:00 p.m. on March 27, 2018, PRP arrested the young woman at Bramalea City Centre. An officer placed her in the back of a police cruiser and she complained of a sore hand. She was taken to Brampton Civic Hospital for examination. 
Acting Director Martino said, “After review of the complainant’s medical records and consultation with physicians and specialists, it is clear that the complainant did not suffer a serious injury. Accordingly, this investigation has been terminated.” 

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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