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News Release

Woman’s Injuries in Picton Due in Part to Medical Condition; No Criminal Charges Warranted Against Police

Case Number: 17-PCI-249

Mississauga, ON (28 September, 2018) ---
On September 9, 2017, paramedics requested that the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) attend a call with them in regards to treating a 54-year-old woman’s low blood sugar levels and her reported strange behavior. When officers and paramedics arrived at the apartment, the woman became violent and refused to be treated. The officers managed to gain control of the woman by taking her to the floor. She was then treated by the paramedics and transported to hospital. The Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Tony Loparco, has determined there are no reasonable grounds to lay criminal charges against an OPP officer in relation to a serious injury sustained by the woman.
Full Director’s Report (with Incident Narrative, Evidence, and Analysis & Director’s Decision):

The Director’s Report was delivered to the Attorney General, as is required by law under the Police Services Act. The Attorney General has directed that the document be posted online. 

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