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News Release

SIU Terminates Brampton Investigation as Man’s Injury Occurred When he Attempted to Take Flight from Police

Case Number: 18-OCI-215

Mississauga, ON (31 August, 2018) ---
The Acting Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Joseph Martino, has terminated an investigation into an interaction that occurred last month between a 27-year-old man and Peel Regional Police Service officers.

On the morning of July 20, 2018, officers responded to a domestic incident at a residence in the area Heart Lake Road and Sprucewood Road. When officers arrived, the 27-year-old man left through the back door of the residence to evade police. However, he tripped on the railing and fell down some stairs. The man was transported to hospital where he was diagnosed with fractures to both heels and a dislocated shoulder.

Acting Director Martino said, “The man alone was responsible for his injuries when he decided to take flight from responding officers and fell down some stairs in the process. Accordingly, I have terminated the investigation into this incident.”

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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Monica Hudon,
SIU Communications/Service des communications, UES
Telephone/No de téléphone: 416-622-2342 or/ou 1-800-787-8529 extension 2342