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News Release

SIU Terminates Investigation in Niagara

Case Number: 18-OCI-122

Mississauga, ON (14 August, 2018) ---
The Acting Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Joseph Martino, has terminated an investigation into an injury reportedly sustained by a 46-year-old man in Niagara.  The incident was alleged to have taken place in April of 2016 and the SIU was made aware of it in April of this year.

SIU investigators made several attempts to locate the man and to speak with him regarding his complaint. Unfortunately, despite these efforts, SIU investigators were unable to locate the man for an interview. 
  
Acting Director Martino said, “In the circumstances of this case, involving injuries purported to have occurred over two years ago, the absence of a statement from the complainant, and the lack of medical authorization to obtain medical records to confirm the nature and extent of the injuries in question, there is simply insufficient foundation at this time upon which to proceed with an investigation. 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