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News Release

SIU Terminates Peterborough Investigation

Case Number: 18-OCI-288

Mississauga, ON (1 November, 2018) ---
The Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Tony Loparco, has terminated an investigation into an incident that occurred in September of 2018 in Peterborough.

On the evening of September 27, 2018, Peterborough Police Service officers attended a two-storey rooming house to execute a search warrant. When a 20-year-old male on the second floor of the rooming house heard a loud bang, he ran towards the balcony and jumped to the ground below. He was located by police and transported to hospital by ambulance for treatment of a fractured heel.

Director Loparco said, “The evidence establishes that contact with the police had nothing to do with the man jumping from the balcony and injuring his heel. 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