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News Release

No Grounds to Charge Officer in Toronto for Shooting Man Who Had Stabbed another Individual Several Times

Case Number: 17-TFI-258

Mississauga, ON (26 October, 2018) ---
On the morning of September 14, 2017, a man was walking on Driftwood Avenue in Toronto when another man approached him and repeatedly stabbed him with a knife and punched him several times. When officers arrived at the scene, they repeatedly told the man to stop and drop his knife. One officer discharged his firearm, and the man was struck. The Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Tony Loparco, has determined there are no reasonable grounds to lay criminal charges against the officer in relation to the gunshot injury sustained by the 27-year-old man. 
Full Director’s Report (with Incident Narrative, Evidence, and Analysis & Director’s Decision):https://www.ontario.ca/page/special-investigations-unit-siu-directors-reports.

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 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