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SIU Terminates Investigation in North Bay; No Serious Injury Sustained

Case Number: 18-OCI-210

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Mississauga, ON (10 August, 2018) ---
The Acting Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Joseph Martino, has terminated an investigation into an incident that occurred last month in North Bay.

At approximately 3:00 a.m. on July 16, 2018, the 25-year-old man was arrested in the area of Regina Street and McGaughney Avenue in North Bay for a reported domestic matter.  Later that morning, as the man was being transported to court, he complained of pain in his right foot.  Following his court appearance, the man was taken to hospital for examination.  

Acting Director Martino said, “The medical records do not indicate that the man suffered a serious injury. Accordingly, I have terminated the investigation into this incident.”

The SIU is an independent government agency that investigates the conduct of officials (police officers as well as special constables with the Niagara Parks Commission and peace officers with the Legislative Protective Service) that may have resulted in death, serious injury, sexual assault and/or the discharge of a firearm at a person. All investigations are conducted by SIU investigators who are civilians. Under the Special Investigations Unit Act, the Director of the SIU must

  • consider whether the official has committed a criminal offence in connection with the incident under investigation
  • depending on the evidence, cause a criminal charge to be laid against the official where grounds exist for doing so, or close the file without any charges being laid
  • publicly report the results of its investigations

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