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News Release

SIU Terminates Brantford Investigation as Man’s Injury Not Caused by Police

Case Number: 18-OCI-293

Mississauga, ON (17 October, 2018) ---
The Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Tony Loparco, has terminated an investigation into an incident that occurred last month in Brantford.

On September 30, 2018, Brantford Police Service officers attended a hotel in the area of Colborne Street and Stanley Street in relation to a warrant for the arrest of a 39-year-old man. The man cooperated with police, and he was handcuffed. The man was taken to the police station and placed in a cell. The following day, the man was taken to hospital due to feeling pain in his left shoulder. This same shoulder had been injured previously. 

Director Loparco said, “The evidence establishes that the police did not cause the man’s injury. As such, 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