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News Release

Due to Man’s Lack of Cooperation, SIU Terminates Sudbury Investigation

Case Number: 18-OCI-286

Mississauga, ON (25 October, 2018) ---
The Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Tony Loparco, has terminated an investigation into an incident that occurred last month in Sudbury involving a 25-year-old man and Greater Sudbury Police Service officers.

On September 23, 2018, Greater Sudbury Police Service officers attended a multi-unit dwelling on College Street, north of Frood Road, for a wanted individual. An officer observed the wanted individual, and the 25-year-old man, at a second-floor window. At the request of the officer, the wanted individual surrendered himself. The 25-year-old man – who was not wanted – then jumped from the window to the pavement below. When he complained of pain, he was taken to hospital for treatment.

SIU investigators made numerous phone calls to the man and left voice messages. But these messages, and a text message, were not returned. Investigators also attended various addresses he was associated with, but this was to no avail. 

Director Loparco said, “The man has declined to provide a statement to the SIU or otherwise participate in the investigation. Accordingly, 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