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News Release

SIU Terminates Investigation into Man’s Arrest in Brantford; No Serious Injury

Case Number: 18-OCI-189

Mississauga, ON (8 August, 2018) ---
The Acting Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Joseph Martino, has terminated an investigation into the arrest of a 25-year-old man in June 2018. 

On the afternoon of June 22, 2018, Brantford Police Service officers arrested the man on outstanding warrants. Following a period of detention in police cells, the man was taken to Brantford General Hospital as a precautionary measure and examined for a possible head injury. The results of diagnostic imaging proved negative for any serious injury.

Acting Director Martino said, “The medical evidence establishes that the man did not sustain a serious injury. 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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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