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News Release

SIU Terminates Whitby Investigation as No Serious Injury Sustained

Case Number: 18-OCI-229

Mississauga, ON (28 August, 2018) ---
The Acting Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Joseph Martino, has terminated an investigation into an incident that occurred earlier this month at the Durham Regional Police Service (DRPS) Whitby station.

On August 1, 2018, DRPS officers attended a home in Whitby to arrest two individuals in relation to an incident that occurred earlier that day at another residence. Both individuals, one male and one female, were transported to the police station. While the 19-year-old female was in the interview room, she began punching and head-butting the walls. She was later transported to hospital for treatment.

Acting Director Martino said, “The medical evidence indicates the woman did not suffer 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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Monica Hudon, monica.hudon@ontario.ca
SIU Communications/Service des communications, UES
Telephone/No de téléphone: 416-622-2342 or/ou 1-800-787-8529 extension 2342