Due to Man’s Lack of Cooperation, SIU Terminates Toronto Investigation
Case Number: 18-TCI-243
(9 November, 2018) ---
The Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Tony Loparco, has terminated an investigation into an incident that occurred in August of 2018 between Toronto Police Service (TPS) officers and a 60-year-old man.
On the afternoon of August 14, 2018, 911 received a call regarding an unwanted party at a business in the area of Queen Street West and John Street. TPS officers responded and as a result of their investigation, the man was arrested. The man sustained a nose injury and was transported to hospital for treatment.
When SIU investigators met with the man shortly after the incident, the man refused to provide a statement, sign a medical release authorization or provide additional contact information. Further attempts to seek the man’s cooperation were unsuccessful.
Director Loparco said, “The man refused to cooperate with the SIU investigation. As such, 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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